Warming Cranberry-Apple Cider

(Serves 8)

As a non-alcoholic beverage to serve guests, this warming cider is a healthy option.

  • 4 to 5 cups fresh cranberries
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup fruit sweetener or 1/4 cup unrefined
  • sugar (preferably organic)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds

*Special equipment: cheesecloth

Combine cranberries with 2 cups apple cider in a saucepan.
Cook on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until berries are soft.
Blend in blender, then strain through cheesecloth.
Transfer juice back to saucepan and add remaining cider, fruit sweetener or sugar, cinnamon sticks, and orange slices. Cook, covered, on low for another 20 minutes.
Serve warm.

Total calories per serving: 195

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