Cook's Hideout: Spiced Cranberry Pear Cider

December 21, 2014

Spiced Cranberry Pear Cider

It has been a busy weekend with a holiday brunch at home, lot of baking and cooking. With the weather being very cloudy and gloomy, I couldn't get a chance to take photos of the food or even the cookies. I saved a few, hopefully the sun will be out tomorrow and I can take come decent photos.
Spiced Cranberry Pear Cider
Today's Cranberry-Pear cider recipe is from Vegetarian times magazine and I made it for the brunch yesterday. It is spiced with ginger & cinnamon and is served warm which is perfect for the chilly weather and also for the sniffles and coughs.

Spiced Cranberry Pear Cider
Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine:
Ingredients:  Makes 3~4 servings
Cranberries - 2cups, fresh or frozen
Pear Juice or Pear Cider - 1cup
Sugar - ¼cup (adjust as per taste)
Cinnamon Stick - 2" long piece
Ginger - 2 ¼" slices, crushed
Vanilla bean - ¼ bean, split
Pear - 1 medium, peeled, cored and diced into small cubes (optional)

  • Combine cranberries, ginger, cinnamon stick and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove ginger and cinnamon stick and set aside.
  • Strain the cranberry mixture into another saucepan, pressing down on the solids to extract all liquid -- you should have about 2 cups of liquid.
  • Return the reserved ginger and cinnamon stick to the cranberry juice. Add the pear juice/ cider, sugar and vanilla bean. This is a great time to check the taste and adjust the taste by adding more juice or sugar.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the ginger and cinnamon stick and vanilla bean. Add the diced pears (if using) and remove from heat. Serve warm.
Spiced Cranberry Pear Cider

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: December -- Week 3'



  1. Interesting mix of spices & ingredients. Sounds like a flavorful drink. Looking forward to the pictures.

  2. That's a wonderful mix of ingredients Pavani and the pictures have turned out so great!..

  3. This spiced up drink looks fabulous and tagged for parties :)


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