Hot Cran-Apple Cider

This sparkly refreshing fruit drink can be part of every holiday occasion you host. A tangy twist on plain apple cider, that fills the house with warm Christmas aromas as it simmers.


6 servings


3/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1 medium navel orange
1 medium lemon
4 cups apple cider or juice
3 cups cranberry juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)


Insert cloves into orange. Cut orange and lemon into slices. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; add orange and lemon slices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Remove cinnamon sticks and fruit slices with a slotted spoon if desired before serving. Ladle into mugs.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 cup) equals 126 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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