Hot 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 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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Recipe Tips and 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.
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. https://appleforthat.stemilt.com/theres-an-apple-for/cider/
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Crockpot Apple CiderNovember 19, 2021
- Cutting Board
- Potato Masher
- Crockpot 8-Quart
- 10 apples sliced and cored
- 1 orange peeled
- zest from one orange
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 2 teaspoon whole allspice
- 2 whole nutmeg
- 10 cups water
- Slice and core the apples. Then, put all the apple slices into the crockpot. Zest the orange, and remove the remaining part of the peel. Add the zest and the peeled orange into the pot along with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
- Fill the crockpot with enough water to cover all of the apples (about 10 cups) and cook on high for 3 hours.
- Remove the apples from the crockpot and mash them using a potato masher. Add the mashed apples back into the cider and add the granulated and brown sugars. Turn the crockpot to low and cook for another 2-3 hours.
- Strain the cider with a mesh strainer or cheesecloth and discard the solids. Serve warm and enjoy!
- For a sweeter cider, use a mix of Gala and Red Delicious apples for this recipe
- If you prefer a tart cider, Pink Lady or Braeburn would work well
- Other varieties you can experiment with: Fuji, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Jonathon, McIntosh, Cortland