Cranberry Spiced Cider

Spiced Cranberry Cider

For a twist on autumn apple cider, try this spice-infused cranberry version!


  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice
  • cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 2 star anise
  • 5 cups apple cider (nonalcoholic)
  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 or 4 orange slices


  1.  Place cloves, allspice, cinnamon stick, and star anise in a cheesecloth square and tie ends together.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine spice bag, apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, and orange slices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Discard spice bag and orange slices, then pour into mugs.

Per Serving
Serves eight; serving size is 1 cup. Each serving provides 149 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 38 g total carbohydrate, 0 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugars, 1 g protein.

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