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Easy Apple Cider


Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider

With just four ingredients - okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum - this Crock Pot hot spiced apple cider couldn't be any easier to make. It's the perfect excuse to stay inside and fill the house with a wonderful smell. 

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 4 HOURS

total time: 4 HOURS 10 MINUTES


  • 4 L of apple juice or apple cider 
  • Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving if desired
  • 2 small oranges
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves or 1/4 ground cloves
  • 4 teabags (optional) (I found apple flavour tea bags!)
  • Rum of your choice (optional)
  • Additional cinnamon sticks for serving (optional)


  1. Pour apple juice into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.
  2. With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange.
  3. Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low until hot and spiced through, about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce or so of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass if desired and serve.

Enjoy! The holidays are here! 

Love Susan Busse and Lisa Landrie 

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