Spiced Blackberry-Cranberry Cider
Other berries such as raspberries, boysenberries or strawberries may be substituted for the blackberries in this reduced calorie spiced cider.
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
- 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.
- Remove from heat and strain to remove seeds. Add hot water to taste (about 1 cup) and the sweetener; stir to mix well.
- 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.