Crockpot Apple Cider

crockpot apple cider

This crockpot apple cider is the perfect hot drink for a chilly day.

crockpot apple cider

Crockpot Apple Cider

Is there anything better than an easy crock pot recipe that you can throw together and leave cooking for hours without having to worry about it? In my opinion, the crock pot is a game changer when it comes to making delicious food and drinks with ease. This crockpot apple cider recipe is one of our favorite holiday crockpot drink recipes to date. Once you’ve added all the ingredients into the pot, you can sit back and relax while your slow cooker does the rest. If you’ve been wondering how to make apple cider that is delicious and stress free, this crockpot apple cider is just the thing!

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An Old Fashioned Apple Cider Recipe

Ground spices of all kinds can usually be found at your local grocery store, but whole spices can sometimes be trickier to find. When making our crockpot apple cider, we were able to find what we needed on amazon, which was a life saver! To make the recipe, you’ll need whole cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole allspice, and whole nutmeg. Just to make your life a little easier, we’ve included links to all these products from amazon so that you can have them sent right to your door!

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How To Make Apple Cider: Tips & Tricks

After testing and perfecting our crockpot apple cider, we have found that there are a few easy ways to make sure your apple cider tastes amazing every time. Our recommendations are as follows.

  • Peel Your Oranges: Leaving the orange peel on the orange when cooking it in your crock pot can add a bitter after taste to the cider. To avoid this, we like to peel our oranges before adding them to the pot. 
  • Core Your Apples: Again, the same thing applies for the apple cores. They can cause bitterness, so go ahead and core your apples before adding them to the recipe.
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Best Apples for Apple Cider

Apples come in so many flavors and levels of sweetness, so selecting apples is an important part of making an apple cider that you enjoy! Personally, I like a sweeter cider, so I like using a variety of apples like gala, fuji, red delicious, etc. If you’re not sure which apples you want to use, this article talks all about the best types of apples for both sweet and tart ciders.

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Crockpot Apple Cider: FAQ’s

How many servings does this recipe make?

The serving amount varies depending on the exact amount of water that you add in your crockpot. However, this recipe makes about 12 servings of cider give or take.

Can I use different kinds of apples?

Yes! Different apples have distinct flavors, and can create a great flavor combination when used together. We usually use a variety of different apples to achieve a blend of flavors when making crockpot apple cider. That being said, if you want to make the cider with one kind of apple that you like, that works great too!

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crockpot apple cider

Crockpot Apple Cider

Prep Time: 25 min / Cook Time: 8 hours  /Total Time: 8 hrs 25 min

crockpot apple cider

This crockpot apple cider is the perfect hot drink for a chilly day.

crockpot apple cider

What You’ll Need

  • 10 apples (sliced and cored)
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 tsp whole allspice
  • 2 whole nutmeg
  • Enough water to cover all the apples


  1. Slice and core the apples. Then, put all the apple slices into the crockpot/slow cooker.
  2. Zest the orange, and remove the remaining part of the peel. Add the zest and the peeled orange into the pot.
  3. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Then, add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
  4. Fill your crockpot/slow cooker with enough water to cover all of the contents, and cook on low for 7 hours.
  5. Remove the apples and mash them. Add the mashed apples back into the cider and cook on low for another hour.
  6. Strain the cider and enjoy!

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