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Slow-Cooker Cider

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours


2 quarts

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
Slow-Cooker Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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