Hot Cranberry Brew Recipe
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Hot Cranberry Brew

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
6 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup red-hot candies
7 whole cloves
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

In a saucepan, cook cranberries in 2 cups of water until they pop. Strain through a fine sieve, reserving juice and discarding skins; set aside.

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, candies, cloves and remaining water. Cook until candies are dissolved.

Add orange and lemon juices and reserved cranberry juice; heat through.

Remove cloves. Serve hot.

Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).