With just four ingredients - okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum - this Crock Pot hot spiced apple cider couldn't be any easier to make. It's the perfect excuse to get out there and rake the leaves.
Author: Kitchen Treaty
Yield: 8 cups
2 quarts (64 ounces or 8 cups) apple cider
Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving if desired
1 medium orange
2 tablespoons whole cloves
Rum of your choice (optional)
Additional cinnamon sticks for serving.
Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.
With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange (see photo for an example of a clove-studded orange).
Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker.
Cook on low for about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce or so of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass. Serve.
Recipe by Kitchen Treaty at http://www.kitchentreaty.com/slow-cooker-hot-spiced-apple-cider/