There is nothing better in the world on a fall day than apple cider, except that is warm, mulled cider. One of my favorite ways to make mulled cider is with my crockpot. This crockpot cider can cook anywhere from two to eight hours and it will make your house smell heavenly. If you don’t own a crockpot, this recipe can also be made just as easily simmering on low on your stovetop.
This crockpot cider is perfect for any fall party, whether it be a birthday party to a football game watch. Set aside a small ladle with some mugs and allow your guests to help themselves to the cider. Just be sure to reset your slow cooker to warm (from low) about 3o minutes before your guests arrive. I find that the low setting is a bit too warm and might burn your tongue if you take a sip too quickly.
- 2 quarts cider
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 and ½ tsp whole cloves
- 1 orange, cut into slices (optional)
- Pour the cider into a slow cooker. Add brown sugar and orange slices. Cut a 7"x7" square of cheesecloth and put the cinnamon sticks and cloves in the cloth. Tie into a pouch and add the spice pouch to the crockpot. Cook on low for 2-8 hours. Before serving, remove orange slices and spice pot. Serve with cinnamon sticks if desired.