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Apricot-Apple Cider

Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink to sip on cool nights. —Ginnie Busam, Pewee Valley, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    13 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 8 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, halved
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Directions

  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine apple juice and ginger ale. Place the apricots, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker; cover.
  • Cook on high until heated through, 3-4 hours. Discard spice bag.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 79 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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