Cranberry Orange Mulled Cider (No Sugar Added)

12/5/2015 - 12:26:28 PM
Normally I am a hot chocolate fan, but lately I’ve been searching for something less caloric. I’ve always loved apple cider, so when I saw Kauffman’s Fruit Farm’s awesome single serve Spices for Hot Mulled Cider, Tea or Other Juices, I was intrigued.

One box contains 8 single serve tea bags filled with everything you need to make amazing cider or tea. It’s seriously super easy to have home grown, preservative free cider!

Disclosure: This featured post originally appeared on The Wise Wife. This blogger has partnered with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm to review and post about products that they receive for free.

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My favorite part? I can buy no sugar added juice to make my own low sugar version of this amazing treat.

But I didn’t want to just make a traditional cider, I wanted to spice things up. After thinking about my favorite holiday flavors, I decided to make a hot mulled Cranberry Orange Cider.

It’s the perfect beverage to serve hot or cold at your Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. It would look simply gorgeous served cold in a punch bowl with floating cranberries and oranges, or served hot in your festive holiday glasses.

It’s also caffeine free, so it is a great choice for children and parents alike.

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The Recipe

Makes 4 servings


4 cups Apple Juice (no sugar added)
1 handful of cranberries (10-15 berries)
1 orange
3 Packets of Kauffman’s Fruit Farm Spices for Hot Mulled Cider, Tea or Other Juices.


1. In a medium saucepan, combine apple juice and cranberries.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer
3. Cut orange in half and squeeze the juice into the pan (watch out for seeds!)
4. Allow the cider to simmer until the cranberries pop
5.Turn off the heat and add 3 packets of Kauffman’s Fruit Farm Spices
6. Allow to rest for 4-5 minutes, then strain, pour and enjoy!

I absolutely love to have a cup of this in the afternoon when I need a quick pick-me-up. It’s the perfect warm, sweet, and healthy drink for morning or evening.

There’s lots of other possibilities with these mulled cider spice bags a well. Spiced Caramel Cider, Orange Spiced Cider, Spiced Hot Cocoa, and the list goes on!

Looking for more fall snacks? Check out this post on 3 Fast and Easy Fall Recipes
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