Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider is a deliciously simple way to warm up some fruity and spicy cider for chilly evenings.

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider is my recipe of the day for Cranberry Week,  which starts today.

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.

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

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!

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Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

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Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

Sue Lau
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 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


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


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Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

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Post has been  updated from 10.19.13

5 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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