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Slow-Cooker Cider

There's no last-minute rush before the party when you slowly simmer this punch. It has all the tantalizing flavors of fall. —Alpha Wilson, Roswell, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    2 quarts


  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 orange, sliced


  • Place cinnamon, cloves and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with a string to form a bag.
  • Place cider and brown sugar in a 3-qt. slow cooker; stir until sugar dissolves. Add spice bag. Place orange slices on top. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Want to get the most from that sachet of spices? Pop it into a pot of simmering water after steeping. It will work like a stovetop potpourri.
  • Check out more tasty slow cooker drinks.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 177 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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      Dec 29, 2018

      My family enjoys this recipe without the oranges.

    • sd20
      Oct 2, 2017


    • hotfudgesundae
      Dec 16, 2015

      Delicious! Easy to make, had lots of great comments on the flavor. Will be a family fav hot beverage for both Thanksgiving and Christmas

    • Casicospink9295
      Nov 24, 2015

      It is very good.

    • danielleylee
      Oct 26, 2015

      I made this for a fall party with all my coworkers everybody loved it! it was gone before the end of the party! I even double the recipe! I only used half the amount of the brown sugar and I did not have a whole allspice so I did omit that completely ! I can't wait to make it for Thanksgiving like other reviewer suggested

    • Herbbarb
      Nov 27, 2014

      This was very good my family loved it !

    • Natasha Wegner
      Oct 31, 2013

      Delicious! I didn't have an orange, but all my friends loved it! I also put my crockpot on high for only 2 hours and it worked great.

    • ChandiP
      Jul 23, 2013

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    • kgburgess
      Dec 24, 2012

      I don't like my cider overly sweet, so I made this recipe using 1/2 the amount of brown sugar, so just 1/4 cup. It was delicious and smelled wonderful! I was also in a hurry and only had 2.5 hours to mull it, so I set my crockpot on high instead of low to speed things up.

    • debbiezalaznik
      Dec 9, 2012

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