Mulled Apple Cider

1 gallon apple cider
3 Granny Smith apples chopped
1 orange sliced
1 Tbls allspice berries
5-7 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brandy (opt)

Over medium heat pour cider into a medium saucepan. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add
remaining ingredients and heat through.