Apple-Cranberry Warm-Up |

Apple Cranberry Warm Up

Apple-Cranberry Warm-Up

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 10

Calories per serving: 162

Fat per serving: 0g

Saturated fat per serving: 0g

Carbs per serving: 41g

Protein per serving: 0g

Fiber per serving: 0g

Sodium per serving: 10mg

Cholesterol per serving: 0mg

Apple-Cranberry Warm-Up


  • 3 cinnamon sticks plus additional for serving
  • 8 cups apple cider (1/2 gallon) or apple juice
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dark rum (optional)


  1. In large saucepot, combine cinnamon sticks, apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, orange zest, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks. Stir in rum, if desired. Ladle cider into mugs or hollowed-out apples and garnish with cinnamon sticks.