Easy Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider takes about 4 minutes to make and cooks in your crock pot. Makes your home smell wonderful! (It tastes pretty great too!)
Apple cider is one of the greatest treats one can enjoy. No really. I love all things apple and when you throw cinnamon, spice and orange juice in the mix, not only do you have Easy Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider but you have deliciousness in a crock pot.
Okay, so I may be a tad too excited to share this recipe with you. But let's face it. A drink that is pleasing to the eye, pleasing to the taste buds, takes about 4 minutes to put together and makes your home smell wonderful all day, well, that is something to be excited about.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider can be made for Holidays. You can easily take the ingredients with you and make it at Grandma's or Aunt Ruth's. Or you can make it at home and take it with you. Do you have a slow cooker that travels well? I do. L-O-V-E it! (Here is a slow cooker like I am talking about.)
Is cider hard to make?
First, remember that you can cook this on your stove top. It will cook faster, of course and I would advise stirring it every so often. If you cook it in your Crock Pot, it is a set it and forget it type of drink. Which, of course, is great for a busy Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.
The apple cider secret
The secret to this apple cider's success is the orange juice and orange slices used in the recipe. The cranberries add a little something as well.
Also, don't worry so much about the other spices. There is allspice, cloves, and cinnamon. I will give the exact measurements below, but you can be a little giving on the cinnamon measurement. I would stick with exact allspice measurements. That spice can be rather strong.
After putting all the ingredients in a slow cooker, give it a stir, set it on high or low (see below) and walk away. Then enjoy the delicious smell of apple, cranberry and orange in your kitchen.
Watch this video for a recipe tutorial!
Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider
- 1 2 quarts apple juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 sliced oranges for garnish
- ½ cup whole cranberries washed
- Add all ingredients to a slow cooker
- Set slow cooker on low and cook for 3-4 hours