Since I can’t do that, I’m going to save it for my holiday gatherings. Whenever we visit my brother for Thanksgiving, there’s always hot apple cider in a slow cooker. It’s one of my favorite things ever, so I knew I had to come up with my own recipe. This recipe is a twist on classic mulled apple cider. I added cranberries for a festive touch and it turned out perfectly! They add a beautiful color to the pot and lend a touch of tartness.
Tim says that this is his favorite hot apple cider ever. Seriously, this is huge. My husband does not dole out compliments easily, so that’s the highest praise ever. In fact, ever since I made this, he won’t stop talking about me bottling it up and selling it. I’m not sure how that would work, so I’m sharing the recipe with all of you instead. 🙂
This is perfect for a Thanksgiving gathering. When it comes to preparing a Thanksgiving feast, all of my appliances are in the line up. Nobody sits on the bench. We use the stove top, the oven, the bread machine, and, of course, the Crock-Pot® brand slow cooker. The slow cooker is the perfect appliance for this hot apple cider recipe. It allows the flavors to slowly develop and also will keep the cider warm for hours once it’s finished cooking! AND it serves multiple purposes here. The Crock-Pot® slow cooker creates as a beautiful way to serve this festive holiday drink. WIN!
Are you making your Thanksgiving recipe list? Please add this Mulled Hot Apple Cider to the list! Everyone who’s tried it has loved it and I know your guests will love it, too.
- 1 gallon apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon all spice berries
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 orange, sliced
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups whole fresh cranberries
- Pour the apple cider and maple syrup in the slow cooker and mix well.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. **Optional: If you prefer, put the allspice berries and cinnamon sticks in a square of cheese cloth and bundle together and tie with kitchen string.***
- Cook on high for 3 hours, then switch to warm setting for serving. Serve with extra cinnamon sticks and orange slices, if preferred.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and enjoyed either hot or cold. Remove orange slices before storing to avoid bitterness.
I adore using my Crock-Pot® brand slow cooker and know that you will, too! There are so many great recipes on their website! Want to find more fantastic Thanksgiving recipes you can make in your slow cooker? Check them all out right here.
This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.