Slow Cooker Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Whole Cloves
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs

Nothing better than a cozy and easy slow cooker apple cider!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot apple cider, slow cooker apple cider
Servings: 6 people
Author: Tania
  • 7 medium gala apples
  • 1 navel orange
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, plus more to taste
  • 8 cups water, plus more as needed
  1. Cut the apples into quarters. No need to peel or core the apples.

  2. Slice the orange. Note: orange peel can add a nice touch of bitterness that I love in my apple cider, but you can choose to peel the orange to make it less bitter.

  3. To a 4-quart slow cooker, add the quartered apples, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, whole cloves, and sugar. Add water to fill the slow cooker. 8-9 cups of water should be enough.

  4. Set the slow cooker on HIGH for 4 hours. 1 hour before it's done cooking, remove the apples and mash them using a fork or a masher. Return the mashed apples, including the bits and pieces and extra liquid, to the slow cooker. Cook for another hour.

  5. Strain the solids with a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Serve warm and enjoy!

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