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Elegant and Easy Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Apple Cider

By: Blair Chavis, AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes Original Recipe
Elegant and Easy Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Apple Cider
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Whether you're craving a warm, fall treat, or are in search of slow cooker drinks for a fall or winter party, our Elegant and Easy Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Apple Cider is sure to be a hit. This slow cooker apple cider recipe is easy to make, because you're simply adding ingredients to pre-made cider, to make it even tastier! Brown sugar, along with cozy spices, such as cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg make this hot apple cider recipe absolutely delicious. The addition of orange and lemon slices cut the sweet juice with a hint of tartness that makes this slow cooker drink recipe extra fruity and flavorful. Serve this delicious cider on a cold night or for a special occasion. It's so easy to make, you can truly make it any time you're craving a warm drink by the fire. The best part is, you can serve it straight out of the slow cooker, while keeping the whole batch warm and toasty.


You can cook this cider on LOW anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. The longer you cook it, the deeper the flavor the cider will develop.

Slow Cooker Time LOW5 hr


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon


  1. Place cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg in two layers of cheesecloth and tie/bundle with kitchen string.

  2. Pour cider into slow cooker and add brown sugar. Stir until well combined.

  3. Add spice bag.

  4. Slice and arrange orange and lemon slices and place on top of the liquid.

  5. Cover and cook your cider for 2 to 5 hours on LOW.

  6. Remove spice bag before serve. Arrange fruit slices in each glass/serving.

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Omg...I can already smell the aroma in the air. It's funny because I use apple cider vinegar all the time in cooking...but have never had warm apple cider. Does anyone know what the storage time would be for this recipe, or if it could be frozen in ice cube trays for later use.

My coworker made this for our Thanksgiving potluck and it was a huge hit! I'm making it for my family's Christmas party this weekend. It is perfect- yummy to drink and it makes the house smell like the holidays!

This cider had a wonderfully warm and inviting flavor. I'd honestly make it all year round!

The citrus added the perfect burst of flavor to this drink! I could have this every day in the winter and be a very happy camper )

This is the perfect drink for a cold, wintry day or holiday. The lemon and orange add a zesty extra bit of flavor!


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