Hot Spiced Cran-Apple Cider

Deliciously simple way to warm up some fruity and spicy cider on a chilly night!

Keep it warm in a coffee carafe for easy serving to guests!

Hot SPiced Cran-Apple Cider

Living in an area where apples orchards are plentiful, I have come to use a variety of mulled and hot cider recipes, sometimes mixed with juice. This is one of them, and is wonderful all throughout autumn, even up until Christmastime. One of the things I have learned, is that if a particular orchard has a type of cider you like, you can easily freeze it into cubes and store those in a ziplock bag. Then whenever fancy strikes you, you defrost some of those for drinks. Of course, if you like iced cider (and I know we do!) using the cubes to chill your drink is a great way to ice it down without watering it down. If you don’t drink a *lot* of cider over the season- drink what you like and freeze the rest- besides being good to thaw for drinks or use as ice, using apple cider in your cooking is a wonderful way to add natural sweetness and flavor to things such as braised sausages, cooked greens, and pan-fried pork chops. Try it and see!


  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large pan.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and serve warm.

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2 responses

  1. I love apple cider and I lvoe cranberry juice! What a great idea! Mmmm…hot and comforting! Thanks! I told one of my daughters about this and she thought it was a great idea too! Your recipes really get around! 😀

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