Apple cider, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice are spiced with cinnamon and served hot. This is a nice cold day beverage that pumps the family up with vitamin C and warms them from the inside out. Great for anyone from 1 to 99!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
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Directions

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  • Pour the pineapple juice, cranberry juice and apple cider into a large pot. Heat until almost boiling, then stir in the red hot candies. Continue stirring until they dissolve so that they do not end up stuck to the bottom of the pot. Set the heat to low, and let it simmer all day if you like. Ladle into glasses or cups, and dust with cinnamon before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

101.1 calories; 0.1 g protein; 25.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 12.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
I only made half the recipe and used an entire cup of red hots (instead of the 3/4 cup called for) to give it a more spicy flavor. I also added a few cloves and garnished with lemon and orange slices. It turned out beautifully with just enough cranberries to make your mouth "zing" with each sip! Also because red hots are used instead of cinnamon there is no sludgy spice residue left in the bottom of the cup...but be careful if you drip...it stains! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2007
This was OK. It did not have the taste I thought it would have. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
I only made half the recipe and used an entire cup of red hots (instead of the 3/4 cup called for) to give it a more spicy flavor. I also added a few cloves and garnished with lemon and orange slices. It turned out beautifully with just enough cranberries to make your mouth "zing" with each sip! Also because red hots are used instead of cinnamon there is no sludgy spice residue left in the bottom of the cup...but be careful if you drip...it stains! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
I only made half the recipe and used an entire cup of red hots (instead of the 3/4 cup called for) to give it a more spicy flavor. I also added a few cloves and garnished with lemon and orange slices. It turned out beautifully with just enough cranberries to make your mouth "zing" with each sip! Also because red hots are used instead of cinnamon there is no sludgy spice residue left in the bottom of the cup...but be careful if you drip...it stains! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2005
Really great flavor the whole family loved it! I didn't change anything Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
Really good! Nice holiday alternative to the usual nog etc. Please note however the cinamon candies they are talking about in this recipe are not the chewy kind but the cinamon hearts that you get near valentines (I figured this out when I tried to disolve them and after 1 hour they had still not disolved). Instead I substitued cinamon sticks as I couldn't for the life of me find those candies at this time of year (Christmas) so I think it lacked the real cinamon kicker but still very good. Next Valentines I will stock up on those candies so I have some for next year as I imagine it would be superb done by the recipe. I made it for a big family get together smelled the house up real nice and everyone really liked it. I was even asked to make it for Christmas supper instead of the usual tea after supper. It really does make a ton! Next time I will make half the recipe and if it's getting close to gone and not almost bedtime I will make the second batch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
I just made this for Christmas and it was wonderful! It makes an absolute ton but I am going to freeze the rest for a future cold winter day. I brought everything to a boil in a pot and then transferred it to a crock-pot on low for the rest of the day. Everyone served themselves all day long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2005
REALLY GOOD. I used 1/2 gal. of LITE cranberry juice to 3 qt. apple juice and only 28 oz. pineapple juice plus a 9.5 oz. bag of red hots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2010
This is our standard Thanksgiving drink. We love it! We make it in the crockpot. You do have to stir quite a bit until the red hots dissolve or you'll have a clump in the bottom of your slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2007
This was OK. It did not have the taste I thought it would have. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2006
just ok for me..... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2017
The pineapple and cranberry juices really add to the typical hot apple cider! Yum. I couldn't find the cinnamon candies and not sure I'd want all that sugar anyway... so instead I used star anise and allspice and let it simmer for an hour. We loved it. Read More