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Hot Apple Cider

by Laura

I love wassail and spiced cider. I make it every year for Halloween. My family was mad I was trying something new, but they were happy once they drank this. Delicious.
I love that this is done in the crock pot also. Just put it all in the crock pot and forget about it until it’s time to drink it.

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Hot Apple Cider


  • 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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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!


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