Cranberry Apple Cider – Healthy Holiday Recipe

Fresh cranberries.

Whole cinnamon sticks.

Whole cloves.

100% apple juice.

Throw all this into a slow cooker, and you’ve got a healthy holiday drink from heaven!

Delicious-ness in a cup!

Cranberry Apple Cider


  • 1 64 oz. bottle 100% apple juice
  • 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
  • Handful whole cloves
  • Couple cinnamon sticks


  1. Pour the apple juice into the slow cooker.  Add the fresh cranberries, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Set on high for 4 hours. Strain the cranberries, cloves and cinnamon sticks before serving.
  3. The cranberries will pop and release their tart juices.  The sweetness of the apple juice will balance it out.  If you wish for a sweeter cider, then add a few Tbsp of brown sugar to sweeten it up!
  4. Serve warm, straight of out the slow cooker.
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  1. Glenda says

    Okay since I’m frugal-minded, do you have a recipe of what we can do with the cranberries we strain out of the drink?????? PPPPPPPPPLLLLEASE?


  1. […] So, I was making some more plans for Thanksgiving and came across this wonderful idea for cider. I love Cranberry juice! Never thought of making cider with it but I think I will definitely try it! For all of you that want to try it with me….here you go!! Erin from $5 Dollar Dinners shares her healthy recipe for Cranberry Apple Cider. […]

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