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Spiced Blackberry-Cranberry Cider

No recipe image available.Other berries such as raspberries, boysenberries or strawberries may be substituted for the blackberries in this reduced calorie spiced cider.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups apple cider
2 cups unsweetened cranberry juice or cranberry juice blend
2 cups frozen or fresh unsweetened blackberries
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 packets artificial sweetener
About 1 cup hot water

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, blackberries, and spices. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and strain to remove seeds. Add hot water to taste (about 1 cup) and the sweetener; stir to mix well.
  3. Serve hot in mugs.

Makes 10 (6-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (6-ounces): 88 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate.

Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit.