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Hot Cran-Apple Cider

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.

Makes

6-8 servings

This sparkly refreshing fruit drink is part of every holiday occasion I host. A tangy twist on plain apple cider, it fills the house with warm Christmas aromas as it simmers.
Hot Cran-Apple Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks and fruit slices with a slotted spoon if desired before serving. Ladle into mugs.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 126 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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