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Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider is a homemade apple cider recipe that is great for entertaining over the holidays or storing in the fridge for those cold evenings.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, Christmas, Crockpot, hot drink, slow cooker, Thanksgiving
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 169kcal
Cost: $7.94


  • slow cooker
  • Potato masher or slotted spoon
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • fine mesh strainer
  • large mixing bowl
  • Colander


  • 8 large apples Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Cortland, Golden Delicious, or Red Delicious, cut into quarters
  • 2 oranges sliced thick
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons cloves whole
  • 1 teaspoon allspice whole
  • 1 star anise
  • 8 cups water



  • Place quartered apples and thickly sliced oranges in the slow cooker.
  • Add light brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, all-spice, star anise, and cups of water to the slow cooker.


  • Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Stir lightly at the halfway mark, and push some of the top ingredients to the bottom.


  • Using a slotted spoon or potato masher, mash up the apples and strain the cider mixture into a large bowl.
  • Use a mesh strainer after you get the bulk of the ingredients out to remove most of the apple pulp.
  • Place the apple cider back in the slow cooker to keep warm or serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg