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Apple Cider

Seasonal Recipes

Hot Apple Cider

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the fall approaching I automatically think about Hot Apple Cider. It is such a simple thing to make for you and your family or at a dinner party with friends. This recipe is the real deal, it’s a few simple steps but the cooking process takes a while… we promise it’s worth it.

Hot Apple Cider


  • 4 Granny Smith apples, sliced
  • 4 red delicious apples, sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced (peel adds bitterness)
  • 1 Tbsp whole allspice
  • 1 Tbsp whole clove
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (for sweetness if desired)
  • 8 cups water (1.9 L)


  1. Place fruit and spices into a slow cooker
  2. Add 8 cups of water
  3. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  4. Uncover the slow cooker, and mash the softened fruit with a potato masher.
  5. Cover again and cook on low for 1-2 hours.
  6. Strain out fruit and spices from the slow cooker into a cheese cloth in a bowl.
  7. Wait about 20-30 minutes for the cheesecloth to cool. Squeeze out cider from cheesecloth into the bowl. Pour the cider back into the slow cooker. 
  8. Add the brown sugar (optional).
  9. Serve warm.
  10. Enjoy!


  • Make sure to not over mash the fruit.
  • Some people love the organe peel to be intact when making cider, but its optional. The orange peel adds a bit of bitterness.

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