Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider - Oh, so fall fabulous! Fresh apples, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar make this cider irresistible.

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

washed green red apples oranges

Wash the apples and orange thoroughly. Slice into quarters and place the crock of the slow cooker.

slow cooker filled with sliced apples oranges and spices

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.

slow cooker filled with cooked cider unstrained

After 4 hours mash the apples and orange with a potato masher.  Return the lid and cook on high another hour.

two clear glass mugs filled with apple cider cinnamon stick garnish

Strain the solids from the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve, discard solids.

glass mug filled with cider cinnamon stick

Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and pour yourself a cup of this comforting warm slow cooker apple cider.

two glass mugs filled with cider cinnamon sticks

Or make this for a party or family gathering, leave in the slow cooker and just keep it warm for everyone to enjoy.

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Slow Cooker Apple Cider
 
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Slow Cooker Apple Cider - Oh, so fall fabulous! Fresh apples, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar make this cider irresistible.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 10-11 cups
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
  3. Cover with water, filling the slow cooker until it is nearly full, leaving about ½ inch of space at the top of the pot.
  4. Cook on high heat for 4 hours, or on low heat for 6 hours.
  5. After the 4 hours, use a potato masher to mash the apples and orange slices.
  6. Finish cooking for one more hour.
  7. Strain the solids from the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve, discard solids.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. Store remaining apple cider in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Notes
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 144
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%
Sugars 31.2g
Protein 0.3g
Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 3% · Iron 56%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 144
Slow Cooker Apple Cider - Oh, so fall fabulous! Fresh apples, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar make this cider irresistible.

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  1. Reply

    Pinning and sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page, Leigh! I love this warming, wholesome drink – a real treat the whole family can enjoy! thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Hope your week is going well 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much, April. You rock!!

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