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This semi-homemade easy spiced apple cider recipe will quickly become your favorite beverage to make during these cold winter months! It has no sugar added and is still absolutely irresistible!
If you are looking for a delicious beverage to serve your family and friends look no further. This spiced apple cider only takes a few ingredients (sugar is NOT one of them!) and will keep a large crowd hydrated. 😉
Not only is this easy to make but it’s also very inexpensive! You know we are all about saving money and that includes during the holidays. The season can become expensive very quickly but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Food Lion has everything you need in one stop at an affordable price. We already love Food Lion because of their awesome Fresh Ideas blog that is full of helpful tips and recipes so we were excited to see what they had in the store for the holiday season.
As soon as we walked into the gorgeous store (yes, a gorgeous grocery store!), we were greeted with their holiday “Outsmart the Season” section. It really did have everything one would need for the holiday season. We stocked up on festive Ziploc containers, holiday reusable bags, and holiday scented soap in addition to our groceries.
We bought everything we needed at Food Lion and this festive beverage was less than $10 total. It will please everyone and will be enough for our families!
Note: You could make this recipe completely homemade by making your own apple cider but for the sake of my (and maybe yours!) sanity, store-bought apple cider is just as good! Give yourself a break and buy the gallon.
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- 1 gallon apple cider
- 2–3 granny smith apples
- 1–2 oranges
- 1 tsp allspice
- pinch of nutmeg
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
- Pour the gallon of apple cider into a large pot
- Wash and cube apples and add to the apple cider
- Peel orange(s) and add slices to the apple cider
- Add all remaining ingredients to the pot and bring to a low boil
- Reduce heat and simmer for one hour
- You can serve this warm or cold. We love both! If you are making this ahead of time you can warm it up again in the pot or warm up cups individually using the microwave.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator.