Cherry Apple Cider, stovetop or (slow cooker)

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    This drink can be kept warm in a slow cooker.


  1. 11 c apple cider or apple juice
  2. 1 (16 oz) pkg frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries
  3. 1 c cherry or apple brandy (optional)
  4. 1/4 c brown sugar, packed
  5. 6 inches cinnamon stick
  6. 1 t whole cloves
  7. cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish, optional


  1. Place cloves in a tea infuser.
  2. Combine the apple cider, brandy (if using), brown sugar, cinnamon stick and tea infuser in a large Dutch oven.
  3. Bring to a boiling.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove cinnamon stick and tea infuser.
  6. To serve, pour the cider into heatproof cups or mugs.
  7. If desired, garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge.

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Serves: 12 (8 oz) servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Beverage
Type of Food: Beverage - Alcoholic,Beverage - Nonalcoholic,Vegetarian,Hot Drink,Vegan
Key Ingredient: Juice,Cherries,Brandy,Cinnamon,Apples
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop,Slow Cooker
Themes/Holidays: Christmas Eve,Christmas,New Year's Eve,New Year's Day

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