Hot Holiday Cider

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


16 servings (about 3/4 cup each)

Updated: Nov. 02, 2022
This slightly tart apple cider is perfect for a holiday open house. It fills the room with a wonderful aroma. —Cindy Tobin, West Bend, Wisconsin
Hot Holiday Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 cups apple cider or juice
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves


  1. Place first four ingredients in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Place spices on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 3-4 hours. Discard spice bag. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 127 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.