Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cranberry Cider

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect! 

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect! | manilaspoon.com

While I am not an avid fan of winter at all (blame that on my tropical island upbringing!), there are certain things that I like that are associated with it. Christmas season would naturally top the list and of course, being  a food blogger, I love all the food and drink that we often enjoy only during the cold months. Like a steaming mug of hot chocolate for instance or as this post features – a deliciously spiced fruity cider.

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect! | manilaspoon.com

I usually just buy apple cider from the grocery for convenience but this year I thought I’ll try to make one at home. Besides, I still have some cinnamon sticks which hubby brought back from his last trip to India. These few remaining ones needed to be used up and I thought the cider would be the perfect way to do so. Hubby is going back to India again soon and I have another long list of spices and I don’t want him to think that I don’t use the spices he brings back especially as he has risked his life going around the market in Delhi all on his own just to get these! 🙂

Naturally, I also opted to make a slow cooker version for ease and convenience  so I can simply dump the ingredients and let it cook on its own and be away and do something else in the meantime. Thankfully, when the kids came back from the school it was all done and they had some freshly made cider for snack time. I think they enjoyed it as during dinner time they were asking for more. Hope you like it, too!

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect! | manilaspoon.com

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Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cranberry Cider

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 12/02/2015
Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cranberry Cider

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup packed brown Sugar
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole Cloves
  • 1 (64 fl oz) bottle Apple juice (8 cups)
  • 1 (64 fl oz) bottle Cranberry juice (8 cups)

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker or crock pot.
  2. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Strain to remove the spices before serving. Serve hot.

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 0 hrs. 5 mins.
Cook time: 3 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 3 hrs. 5 mins.
Tags: cider, apple, cranberry, winter, fall, Christmas, Thanksgiving. New Year, drink, American, slow cooker, crock pot

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect! | manilaspoon.com

A deliciously spiced fruity cider with a mix of apple and cranberry juices and made in the slow cooker for ease and convenience. Family friendly and party-perfect! | manilaspoon.com

27 Comments

  1. December 3, 2015 / 12:54 am

    This looks lovely! I love that you used the slow cooker for it. Keeps the stove-top all cleared off and nice! I can't wait to try your recipe.

    • December 3, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      I love anything that cooks in the slow cooker, too Debi! Thanks!

  2. December 3, 2015 / 2:15 am

    When you have a recipe that involves a ton of cloves, sign me up! This looks absolutely delicious!

    • December 3, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      Yes, lots of cloves and I love cloves, too! Thanks Cyrus!

  3. December 3, 2015 / 2:46 am

    I am getting excited to make this
    Abby! Holiday parties are coming up!

    • December 3, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      Hope you and your guests enjoy this! Thanks Diane!

  4. December 3, 2015 / 5:26 am

    I spent summers growing up on the islands, but I do have a thing for winter! especially with lovely flavors like this…

    • December 3, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      I need your thing for winter to rub off on me a bit, Kristina!!! 🙂 Thanks!

  5. December 3, 2015 / 7:28 am

    This would go down a treat with my guests over the festive period. I like.

    • December 3, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      This is great for a party for sure Bintu! Thanks!

  6. December 3, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Dear Abigail, what a beautiful and comforting winter drink. This sounds perfect. Each year we make our own mulled cider in the slow cooker too…it makes the house smell beautiful and help keeps the spirit alive. xo, Catherine

    • December 3, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      I love the aroma, too Catherine! Makes it feel so much like Christmas already! Thanks!

  7. December 3, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Would love to have a cup of this heart warming apple cider now. Looks great and it is nice that it can be prepared in slow cooker. Such a festive drink!

  8. December 3, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    I love doing apple cider in the crockpot, so easy and makes the house smell amazing! I'll have to try your addition of the cranberry juice next time!

  9. December 3, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    The fragrance of this cooking in the slow cooker is half the joy, then the other half is getting to drink this lovely cider!!

  10. December 3, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    It is very convenient especially for a party since it is made in the slow cooker!

  11. December 3, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Slow cookers are so great for delicious hot winter drinks 🙂 This cider sounds super flavorsome and delicious!

  12. December 4, 2015 / 7:29 am

    Such a beautiful, festive sounding drink – so pretty too!

  13. December 8, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

    • December 9, 2015 / 2:28 am

      Hi Pam! I would love to link up but unfortunately this apple cider is the non-alcoholic variety.

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