Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider

It’s fall, you say? Wait. Wait just a second.

Grab an orange. Stick some cloves in it. Throw it in your Crock Pot along with a few cinnamon sticks and a bottle of apple cider. Turn it on. Wait four hours.

Okay. NOW it can be fall.

Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider - With just four ingredients (okay, five if you decide to spike it with your favorite rum) this Crock Pot mulled cider recipe couldn't be any easier to make.

Not only is this Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Cider recipe seriously that easy, it’s also quintessentially autumn. Mulled cider looks like fall. It tastes like fall. It makes the entire house smell like fall.

Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider - With just four ingredients (okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum) this warm-spiced Crock Pot mulled cider recipe couldn't be any easier to make.

This hot apple cider warms you up after an hour or two of kicking around in the fall leaves or picking out that perfect pumpkin or trick-or-treating on a perfectly frosty night when you can see your breath. And for the adults, you can add a perfect extra little warming factor: rum.

Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider - With just four ingredients (okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum) this warm-spiced Crock Pot mulled cider recipe couldn't be any easier to make.

I know, I know, by now we’ve all seen a gazillion hot spiced apple cider recipes. But this mulled cider, I think, is special because it takes only four whole ingredients – no special mulling spices required. Plus, it utilizes that wondrous kitchen appliance – the slow cooker – so you don’t have to stand over the stove or worry about keeping it at the perfect temperature once it’s ready to be served. It just sits there on your kitchen counter, being awesome, until everyone happily drinks it all down.

Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider - With just four ingredients (okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum) this warm-spiced Crock Pot mulled cider recipe couldn't be any easier to make.

Yep. Bring it on, fall.

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Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider

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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts (64 ounces or 8 cups) apple cider
  • 6 (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 (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.
  2. 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.
  3. Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low until hot and spiced through, about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce or so of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass if desired and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup (1/8 of recipe)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 120 Calories
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Sugar: 29g
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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.