Spiced Apple Cider, Our Favorite Family Tradition

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There are just some things that you can't leave out when planning a family get-together. For my family, we enjoy this easy, just right spiced cider from September until Spring. We always make a large batch of this to serve to cold Trick Or Treaters, Thanksgiving guests and Christmas carolers.

Besides making your house smell incredible, warm and inviting, it frees up your time to attend to other dishes while your guests help themselves.

Serve with a beautiful tray of assorted sugar, molasses or oatmeal cookies.

I'm sure you'll find guests asking for it again and again. =)

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10 Min


2 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


cinnamon sticks
1 tsp
whole cloves
1 tsp
whole allspice
2 qt
apple cider (not apple juice)
1/4-1/2 c
brown sugar
1 medium
orange slices into rounds

Directions Step-By-Step

Add apple cider to crock pot. Stir in brown sugar. Place whole allspice and whole cloves into a tea ball or tie in cheese cloth. Add with cinnamon sticks to crock pot. Add orange slices.
Cook on low for 2-4 hours. Remove tea ball and cinnamon sticks, leaving oranges. Sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg and/or whipped cream before serving.