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Apple Cranberry Cider

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"Spiced with cinnamon sticks and cloves, this warm-you-up sipper from our Test Kitchen is sure to chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs of the hot beverage with your family's favorite cookies, muffin or bread."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Discard spice bag before serving.


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This was a hit at our family thanksgiving gathering. I doubled the recipe and used a little less cranberry juice than the recipe called for. It had a beautiful red holiday glow and tasted deli...

I used just two-thirds of the sugar called for, used cider, and slow-cooked it on high for 2!!! Perfect for a blustery fall day... 12/13/08 For a party I eliminated the sugar en...

This was delicious except I didn't see the need for the sugar so I skipped it. Wasn't missed.

I made this for an open house during a cold and windy winter day. About 2 hours before guests arrived, I simply put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and set it on low. It was warm and q...

No sugar necessary!! If you have gauze it is the same as cheese cloths and worked well with thread.

We modified this a bit to fit in our 4 1/2 quart slow cooker, but it was a hit at a recent housewarming party!

This was a HUGE hit with my friends and family! I used pomegranite cranberry juice instead of just straight cranberry and it was excellent!

Just came back from our annual Christmas party with friends. They all raved over this. I too left the sugar out. I added some oranges and cranberries for added flavor. Really good. Thanks.

I made this for a fall baby shower, and allthough much of it went to waste because I was too busy running around to even put the stuff out on the table (ahh, what a day!!) really was quite ...