The Shady Porch: Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

10.28.2013

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

There are so many things that make this Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider a wonderful recipe to have! First, it is worth making just for the wonderful aroma that fills your home as it heats up. Speaking of heating up, it is perfect to take away that chill that creeps in this time of year. Finally, it is delicious! This spicy, fruity drink is perfect for the whole family to enjoy and it's a great addition for your Fall festivities and Game Day gathering too! 

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider




Ingredients
1/2 gallon apple cider
1 orange cut in half
1/4 c. brown sugar, optional

Spice Pouch
  •    1 t. Allspice
  •    1 1/2 t. Cloves, whole
  •    2 or 3 Cinnamon sticks
  •    1 t. Nutmeg
Directions
  1. Place the spices [cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice] in a paper coffee filter and tie it with a piece of twine to make a pouch, now the spices can be easily removed from the hot cider and it eliminates having to strain it. 

  1. In a medium-large crock, add all of the ingredients - spice pouch, apple cider, brown sugar and orange halves (float cut side down). 
  2. Cover and cook on High for 1-2 hours. Remove spice pouch and oranges before serving.
To add a festive presentation - Add a few floating fresh orange slices to the cider just before serving.

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