Pear Cider Recipe
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A wonderful alternative to traditional apple cider, our perfectly spiced, pear-flavored beverage will warm you from head to toe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Featured In: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 12 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 cups pear nectar
  • 8 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 100 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine juice and nectar. Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag. Serve warm cider in mugs. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Pear Cider in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p244

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