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Hot Apple Cider


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I love wassail and spiced cider. I make it every year for Halloween. It’s the perfect thing to enjoy after trick or treating! Especially here in Utah. My family was mad at first that I was trying something new. However, they were happy once they drank this hot apple cider. Delicious.

I love that this is warms in the crock pot also. Just put it all in the crock pot and forget about it until it’s time to drink it. You add some apple cider to the slow cooker along with some brown sugar, cider vinegar, vanilla extract, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and a sliced orange. Then just cook on low for 5-6 hours. So easy to make and so tasty!

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Hot Apple Cider

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Hot Apple Cider


Units Scale
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 inch cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 orange, sliced


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover;cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  2. To serve strain (I put my cloves in a small piece of cheese cloth so I don’t have to strain, I just scoop out the orange, cinnamon, and cheese cloth bundle) and discard spices and orange.
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Weekend Breakfast Bake | Real Mom Kitchen December 21, 2009 - 8:10 am

[…] Hot Apple Cider – a nice yummy version that is made in a crock pot. […]

Jenn October 18, 2009 - 8:55 am

I didn't have cheesecloth but the cloves were easy enough to scoop out.

Sara November 3, 2008 - 7:33 am

Your cider sounds delicious! I will be trying this.

Jeni November 2, 2008 - 7:16 pm

This is a similar recipe I have and use in a slow cooker and I LUV it! So I encourage anyone to make it. It’s our family favorite and we sip on it all day long. It’s a belly warmer and tastes sooo yummy. Can’t wait to make it! Thanks for sharing Laura.

Sandy November 2, 2008 - 8:39 am

Your cider sounds delic- just in time for Fall weather!