I was outside the other night and it was really cold! I could actually see my breath for the first time since summer ended. Yep, fall is really here and I love it! There’s nothing like hot apple cider to warm up your bones on those cold days and nights.
It’s tradition in our home to make hot apple cider in the crock pot in the fall and winter. We keep it on low and sip it throughout the day. If you find you didn’t drink it all in one day, simply refrigerate it and warm it back up in the slow cooker on another day. The longer it “steeps”, the stronger the flavor.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange sliced
- Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir until brown sugar is incorporated.
- Turn slow cooker on low and let it "steep" until hot enough to drink (about 1.5 to 2 hours).
- Remove cloves, and cinnamon sticks before serving. You can also make a spice bag and add all spices into the bag, add to the cider and allow steep while cooking.