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hot apple cider

Recipe by
Maya Turnor
Tumwater, WA

My Mom has been making her hot apple cider like this since she was in high school. I continue the tradition in our house all fall and winter. snow man cup picture came from because I liked the mugs.

yield 4 -20
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For hot apple cider

  • apple cider (any brand)
  • 3-4
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 scoop
    whole cloves
  • 3
    satsumas or one large orange

How To Make hot apple cider

  • 1
    Peel the satsumas or orange and cut wedges in half. This allows the juices to really release in the cider.
  • 2
    Poke the whole cloves into the orange pieces. This keeps them all from floating around when serving and the infusion just taste better in the cider. Not sure why just does.
  • 3
    Cinnamon sticks, break in half or use whole it doesn't seem to matter.
  • 4
    Throw everything in the crock pot and turn on high for an hour or two or until the temperature you would like. Turn on warm to keep and Enjoy!
  • 5
    If you want to make this an adult drink I enjoy adding a shot of Spiced or black rum to 8 oz of cider. Do this at the time you serve it and not in the crock pot itself.