3 1/2 quarts apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks (additional for stirrers, if desired)
2 pkgs (3-oz each) cherry-flavored gelatin
Lemon slices for garnish, optional
Apple slices for garnish, optional
Maraschino cherries for garnish, optional
In a crock pot (4 to 6-quart size works well), mix the apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Heat for 3 hours on high. Stir in the gelatin and cook at least another hour on high, allowing the gelatin to completely dissolve. Turn cooker to low to keep the cider warm and serve directly from the cooker.
If desired, add cinnamon sticks for stirrers and garnish with your choice of garnishes.