Slow cooker apple cider is a must make for those cool fall days! Easy, homemade, warm and delicious. Not to mention the aroma that lingers in your home. Oh, so fall fabulous! Fresh apples, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar make this cider irresistible. Perfect for parties, just keep it warm in the slow cooker and let everyone serve themselves a cup garnished with a cinnamon stick or orange slices.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
Wash the apples and orange thoroughly. Slice into quarters and place the crock of the slow cooker.
Toss in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, dark brown sugar and water. Set to high for 4 hours (or low for 6). This is the kind of recipe where I use my small pieces of nutmeg. You know the pieces that if you keep trying to grate them you’re going to take a fingertip off.
After 4 hours mash the apples and orange with a potato masher. Return the lid and cook on high another hour.
Strain the solids from the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve, discard solids.
Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and pour yourself a cup of this comforting warm slow cooker apple cider.
Or make this for a party or family gathering, leave in the slow cooker and just keep it warm for everyone to enjoy.
- 9 medium apples, assorted types (we used Gala, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples)
- 1 orange
- 6 cinnamon sticks, 3"
- 1 whole nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- ¼ teaspoon whole allspice (optional)
- 12-14 cups water
- ⅓ – ⅔ cup brown sugar
- Wash the apples and orange, and then roughly cut into quarters. Don’t worry about removing peels, seeds, or stems. Place in the bowl of your slow cooker.
- Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
- Cover with water, filling the slow cooker until it is nearly full, leaving about ½ inch of space at the top of the pot.
- Cook on high heat for 4 hours, or on low heat for 6 hours.
- After the 4 hours, use a potato masher to mash the apples and orange slices.
- Finish cooking for one more hour.
- Strain the solids from the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve, discard solids.
- Serve warm.
- Store remaining apple cider in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Potassium 233mg 5%
Total Carb 37.5g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g 20%
Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 3% · Iron 56%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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