Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs
Simple fruity cider.
- 2 (12 ounce) cans frozen apple juice concentrate
- 3 cups water
- 1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice
- 1 lb cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 apples
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1⁄2 tablespoon clove
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Core apples and stuff with raisins and brown sugar. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine spices (except cinnamon) in a fine mesh tea infuser.
- When the apples are done, pour apple juice, pineapple juice, and water into crock pot. Add baked apples, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries. Cook on low for 5+ hours. Mash some of the cranberries before serving.
- You could also simmer it on the stove top for two hours instead.
Made this recipe for several reasons ~ I wanted to see if it was worth keeping around to make again during the end-of-the-year holidays (it definitely is worth it!) & fits my requirements for the tour! AND, I also get to toast my friends who are enjoying (hopefully) cold & wintery weather down under! Cheers! I really like the idea of using whole cranberries (frozen, in my case) & mashing some before serving ~ Sort of a FULL-BODIED beverage, I guess! And thanks, much for posting this great recipe! [made & reviewed during ZWT6 for Family Picks]