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 Slow Cooker Apple Cider (2 Ways)

Homemade apple cider that is packed with flavor and delicious sweetness!

Homemade apple cider in a white mug.Happy Fall! It’s Chelsea back from chelseasmessyapron.com and I’m bringing you a must have drink for this Fall and Winter! As soon as it gets cold outside I crave apple cider and hot chocolate! Making hot apple cider in the crockpot is one of my favorite things to do because you get a ton of cider and your home will be smelling delicious all day long.

It’s a great idea to get some cider going in the crockpot when you are having a party or hosting guests — everyone will love the smell of your home and the taste of the cider!Homemade apple cider in a ladle.

How do you make homemade apple cider?

To make from scratch apple cider, you cook apples with water into a stockpot and add spices + sugar. You then have to mash the apples and strain the mixture a few times to get a cider. While I do enjoy making from scratch apple cider, it’s also a lot of work to do for a beverage when you likely have so many other dishes to make if you’re entertaining.

So this cider actually starts with store-bought apple cider! Which might sound strange at first, but honestly, this is my favorite “hack” and people ask me for the recipe EVERY TIME I bring it somewhere. In fact, I’ve had many tell me it’s the best cider they’ve ever had!

What makes this cider a “recipe” is we’re enhancing store-bought apple cider while also creating amazing aromatics around the home by cooking in in the crockpot. Also because apple cider can often be quite tart depending on the brand, we’re adding some extra sugar and some orange.

Homemade apple cider in a ladle.If you want to make the apple cider in the crockpot from scratch, here’s my recipe for that:

You can also make this recipe ahead of time and then use it in place of the store-bought cider recipe below!
Homemade apple cider in a white mug with a cinnamon stick.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider (2 Ways)

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 3 hours

Servings 10


Homemade apple cider that is packed with flavor and delicious sweetness!Homemade apple cider that is packed with flavor and delicious sweetness!



  • 1
    piece
    of cheesecloth
  • 2
    whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    teaspoon
    whole cloves
  • 1
    teaspoon
    whole allspice
  • 8
    cups
    2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/3
    cup
    light brown sugar
    packed
  • 1
    large orange
    peeled and sliced



Serves: 10

Calories29kcal (1%)Carbohydrates8g (3%)Protein1g (2%)Fat1g (2%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Sodium3mgPotassium15mgFiber1g (4%)Sugar7g (8%)Vitamin C0.2mgCalcium9mg (1%)Iron0.1mg (1%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

 

 

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