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Slow Cooker Apple Cider

There’s nothing better this time of year than a nice hot cup of spiced cider.  Here is a super easy, slow cooker apple cider recipe with only 5 ingredients!  It only takes minutes to prepare and it’s fool proof.  I think this cider recipe is the perfect amount of sweetness and spice.   I like to use this Cuisinart Multi Cooker for all my slow cooker recipes.  You’re going to love this one, plus…wink wink, I’ve got a few fun variations for you to try below.

Crockpot Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon cider
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbs whole cloves

Instructions

  • Place apple cider and brown sugar in slow cooker and stir to combine.  Add sliced orange, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.  
  • Cook on low 3-4 hours.  To serve, ladle into cups and garnish with oranges and cinnamon sticks.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

VARIATIONS

BLACK TEA APPLE CIDER  – Ladle cider into a cup, add a black tea bag, and steep 3-5 minutes.

CHILLED APPLE CIDER – Refrigerate and serve over ice for a refreshing twist on this drink.  Perfect on a warmer day.

SPIKED APPLE CIDER –  Ladle cider into cup and add the liquor of your choice.  The best options are bourbon, brandy, or dark aged rum.  We used a dark aged rum and it was delicious.  The amount you add is up to you.

APPLE CIDER WITH PORT WINE – My favorite!  Ladle cider into cup and add port using a 2:1 ratio of cider to port.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Enjoy!

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