Slow Cooker Cinnamon Spice Apple Cider

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: November 19th, 2020

If you’ve never made fresh apple cider before, you’re in for a treat. Since you toss everything into your slow cooker, the hardest part about this recipe is waiting – and even that’s enjoyable! Though it takes a few hours, your home is filled with the warm and comforting scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples and oranges while it brews. When it’s done, each sip of this lovable libation is a showcase of the season’s best flavors. Whether you’re entertaining or enjoying a cup by the fire, it’s an excellent choice.

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Spice Apple Cider

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 10
Calories 197 kcal
Author Nicolette

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In 6-quart slow cooker, combine apples, oranges and spices. Add water, leaving 1-2” space at top.
  2. Cover. Cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours or on high heat 3 to 4 hours. If apples aren’t soft and fork-tender, continue cooking until they are.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, gently mash apples and oranges, being careful to not splash yourself.
  4. Cover. Continue cooking on low heat about 30 minutes.
  5. Using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain mixture; place liquid back in slow cooker. Discard solid parts.
  6. Stir in maple syrup or sweetener. Adjust to desired sweetness.
  7. To serve, garnish with extra cinnamon sticks, orange peel and/or apple slices.

Recipe Notes

If using a 3-4-quart slow cooker, cut ingredients in half.

*To enhance the apple flavor, use a variety of apples. I used 4 Granny Smith apples, 4 Fuji apples and 4 Gala apples.

 

 

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Spice Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 213IU4%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.