It’s no secret that I love using my crockpot for easy entertaining, and this Crockpot Apple Cider recipe is no exception! It’s such a delicious drink to serve guests and it leaves your house smelling wonderful.
Crockpot Apple Cider Recipe
In the fall and winter, I often throw some apple cider in the crockpot before heading outside with the kids. It’s such a treat to return inside to the delicious smell filling the house and then wrap our fingers around mugs of warm apple cider.
For entertaining though, I wanted to come up with something a bit more special to really treat our guests. While I have a delicious crockpot hot chocolate recipe and several crockpot latte recipes, I wanted something that was a bit lighter and would keep everyone happy.
This crockpot cranberry apple cider smells amazing and is like a warm fruit punch. It would be perfect for parties or for any time you may have friends over after being outside (winter walks, Santa Claus parades, etc.) It can be cooked on high in 25 minutes, or on low for an hour, which is when a crockpot with a timer comes in handy.
Also, because there is no added sugar to this recipe (just the naturally occurring sugars that exist in the apple cider and juices to begin with), I don’t have to limit the kids to just one glass.
(And if you want to, you can spike the adult glasses with a bit of vodka.)
PS – I do not recommend serving hot apple cider in Moscow Mule mugs, I thought it would be pretty but copper conducts heat pretty well and it made holding these mugs uncomfortable – we quickly poured them into ceramic mugs, which are a more appropriate choice.
Crockpot Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe
- Apple Cider <– can use apple juice
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Juice
- Oranges, peeled and segmented
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: taste and adjust the increments to your personal preference.
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- Measuring cups and spoons
This is the crockpot that I use the most often – it has a thermoshield which not only prevents little fingers from being burned if the kids touch the outside of the crockpot, but it’s also great for bringing along to potlucks. I also like that I can set the cook time on it, so if we end up taking too long playing outside (or running errands) I don’t have to worry about the food burning.
How to Make Crockpot Apple Cider
Place all ingredients in crockpot and heat on high for 25 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.
Grab your free printable for our Crockpot Apple Cider recipe:
- 5 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in crockpot and heat on high for 25 minutes.
- Serve hot or cold.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This crockpot apple cider recipe is such a treat after being out in the cold and it makes your house smell amazing- what better way to welcome guests into your home?