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Mulled apple-cranberry cider

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
23 min
5 min
18 min
Nothing says fall like mulled apple cider with its warming flavor and inviting aroma. We gave our stovetop version a tart cranberry kick and then spiked it with cinnamon sticks and cloves for a quick and easy treat that’s ready in about 20 minutes. Another perk: It will make your home smell divine. The key ingredient is, of course, apple cider. You’ll need fresh apple cider that has no added sugar or spices, or you can use unfiltered apple juice. A cloudy cider found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store are both good clues that you’re buying the right thing. Fragrant cinnamon sticks enhance the flavor and can also be used as a pretty garnish when serving drinks.


Apple cider

3 cup(s)

Cranberry juice cocktail

3 fl oz

Unpacked brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Ground allspice

½ tsp

Ground cloves

¼ tsp

Orange zest

1 Tbsp

Cinnamon stick(s)

3 average


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a slow boil over medium-high heat, and then reduce heat to simmer; simmer for 15 minutes. Strain into mugs and serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.