Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours


11 cups

Updated: Sep. 09, 2022
Buffets are my favorite way to feed a crowd. This fruity cider can be made ahead, then kept warm in a slow cooker so people can serve themselves. —Kathy Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin
Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), broken
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar add spice bag. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until cider reaches desired temperature. Discard spice bag.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.