Make some memories with the aromas of cinnamon, clove and lemon, mingled with hot apple cranberry cider. If desired, float a fresh lemon slice in each cup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 (4 ounce) servings
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves and lemon slices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove cinnamon, cloves, and lemon slices. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 20g 7% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 4.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2005
This recipe is amazing. I mixed it early in the day and put it in a crock pot for about an hour before needing it. It made the whole house smell warm and festive. I will definately make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2005
This was just ok. It was a little too tart even for my husband who is cranberry crazy. I would recommend using an orage instead of a lemon to cut down on the tartness. I did not do this but added more brown sugar. This helped some but made it a little too sweet. Read More
(37)
203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 162
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2005
This recipe is amazing. I mixed it early in the day and put it in a crock pot for about an hour before needing it. It made the whole house smell warm and festive. I will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2005
Wonderful...only be careful with the lemon. If cooked too long it becomes to acidy. Next time I am only putting it in the individual cups. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this for a holiday party and it was delicious. I was a little skeptical so I also made plain apple cider. Everyone wanted the cranberry and it was so easy to mix up that I am sure to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
This was fantastic! I made it in a slow-cooker and it made the house smell heavenly. Because I didn't want it too tart I didn't add the lemon and added a few tablespoons of real maple syrup which made all the difference. Next time I will only use 3 cinammon sticks because I don't like cider that's so spiced that your mouth feels overwhelmed and I don't want to lose the flavor of the apples. Served this at a baby shower and the guests loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2005
This is a great spin on a cold-weather classic. I made something like this all last fall and winter but have never thought of the lemon. I used 1 cup of frozen cranberries because I didn't have cranberry juice. Omitted the sugar and yes it is very tart but that's how I like it. Cooked in the crockpot for a few hours this afternoon. The house smells heavenly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Wonderful! I used 2 tsp cinnamon rather than the sticks. I will definitely make again!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2005
This was just ok. It was a little too tart even for my husband who is cranberry crazy. I would recommend using an orage instead of a lemon to cut down on the tartness. I did not do this but added more brown sugar. This helped some but made it a little too sweet. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2005
My family has enjoyed hot apple cider for years but this is now my favorite. A wonderful blend and great taste especially around the holiday's. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
This is an absolutely perfect recipe for my family Holiday time!!! Everyone has another tradition to add to the old Egg Nog and Cider list! I love it!!! THANKS! Read More
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