2tablespoons Calvados or other apple brandyoptional
In a large saucepan, over medium high heat add the apple cider, wine, brown sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes syrupy.
Remove the whole cloves from the syrup and discard.
Stir in the cranberries and chopped apples. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes or until the cranberries have popped. Transfer the pot off the heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
Stir in the Calvados or brandy, if using and simmer for one minute. Cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve.