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Your Favorite Apple-Cranberry Cider

Save this apple cranberry cider recipe as one of your must-trys. Simple to make and perfect for a variety of occassions. Try heating up for when the weather gets chilly or adding booze for your next holiday cocktail party.
So, you went apple picking and you’ve made all the apple pies you can eat—now what to do with your apples?

Well, we have a special recipe just for you. This super easy apple-cranberry cider takes less than 10 minutes and all you need is your Kuvings juicer! There’s minimal work that needs to be done in mastering this recipe and we’ll talk you through it step by step.

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1. Gather Your Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples (see apple tips below)
  • ½ medium peeled orange
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • ½ inch ginger root
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 large pinch ground cinnamon or to your liking
  • 1 large pinch ground nutmeg or to your liking
  • 1 large pinch ground clove or to your liking

    Apple Tips

    Use Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious apples for a sweeter cider. Pink Lady, Braeburn, or Jonathan will give you a more tart cider. Use a mix of both for a robust flavor.

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    2. Wash All of Your Produce

    3. Start Juicing!

    You can place your produce straight into the juicer but be sure to alternate from soft to hard produce.

    For example, orange, apple, lemon, ginger, cranberries.

    Doing this will help push all produce through the juicer for maximum yield.

    4. Mix in Your Spices

    This will consist of your cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

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    Alternative Ways to Prepare Your Apple-Cranberry Cider

    Add Sweetness

    When you mix in your spices, it’s also a good time for you to mix in other ingredients. A popular addition is honey or brown sugar for more sweetness. How much to add is up to you!

    Serve Hot or Cold

    If you’re serving the cider hot, put your scented candles away—heating up this cider will fill your home with the tastiest aroma. Pour your apple-cranberry cider into a stove pot and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, just be sure your cider doesn’t start boiling. For a stronger cinnamon flavor, throw in a few cinnamon sticks while it simmers.

    If you’re serving it cold, you’re nearly ready to sit down and enjoy your cider. Just pour into your favorite mug over ice and there you have it!

    Feeling Boozy?

    No one blames you! Bourbon pairs great with apple-cranberry cider. How much to add is up to how boozy you want to get!

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    Benefits of Apple-Cranberry Cider

    Not only does this cider taste delicious and is perfect for those partaking in the holiday spirit, but it benefits your health as well!

    Apples and cranberries combined...

    • Cleanses the bladder and kidney,
    • Flushes out toxins for clearer skin,
    • Supports a stronger immune system; and
    • are simply great antioxidants

    While keeping healthy, this recipe is perfect for the holidays and will suit everyone’s diet needs! Gluten-free, vegan, and alcohol-free; although feel free to spike your cider with a bit of bourbon if you wish.

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