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Mulled Cranberry Cider

1 sm Orange
8 c Cranberry-raspberry drink
1/4 c Packed brown sugar
1 6 inches stick cinnamon
3 Star anise
1 ts Whole cloves
1 Orange peel strips; (optional)

Remove the orange portion of the orange peel using a vegetable peeler. Cut peel into strips. Squeeze juice from orange; discard seeds and pulp. In a 3 1/2-, 4-, or 5-quart crockery cooker combine orange juice, cranberry-raspberry drink, and brown sugar.

For spice bag, place the orange peel, cinnamon, star anise, and whole cloves on a double-thick, 8-inch square of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners of cheesecloth together and tie with a clean cotton string. Add to crockery cooker.

Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 21/2 to 3 hours. To serve remove spice bag and discard. Ladle cider into cups. If desired, garnish with additional orange peel.

Makes 10 (6-ounce) servings. Prep time: 15 minutes.

Nutrition per serving: 152 calories , 0 g total Fat, 37 g carbohydrates, 0g protein