Spiced Apple-Cranberry Cider
Recipe from Midwest Living


Spiced Apple-Cranberry Cider

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
  • 4   
    stick cinnamon, broken up
  • 6   whole 
    cloves
  • 2 1/4  cups 
    cranberry juice
  •  
    Apple cider or apple juice
Directions
1.
Wrap spices in a small piece of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth tied with thread. (Or, omit cheesecloth and place spices in cranberry mixture. Strain before chilling.)
2.
In a microwave-safe 4-cup measuring cup, combine cranberry juice and spices. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 minutes or until boiling. Remove from oven and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
3.
Discard spice bag. Transfer mixture to a covered container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
4.
For each serving, pour equal parts of apple cider and chilled cranberry mixture into microwave-safe mugs. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes to heat one mug or 6 to 7 minutes for four mugs. Makes 4 servings.
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