Crockpot Hot Apple Cider Recipe

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This Crockpot Hot Apple Cider Recipe is the perfect cozy drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It’s easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! Everyone loves this easy recipe!

Looking for a grown up version of hot apple cider? Try my Spiked Hot Apple Cider recipe.

This Crock Pot Apple Cider is the perfect drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It's easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Easy Hot Apple Cider

It’s CHRISTMAS WEEK guys!

Aren’t you so excited! 🙂 I know I am! My parents come in on Christmas Day and then the festivities begin.

Although, we’ve started a few things over this weekend. My Mother-in-law, Cason and I made a bunch of Christmas cookies this weekend. Then on Saturday, Mike and I took little man to go see Santa for the first time. It was so funny to see his face when he saw the big man in a red suit for the first time. He almost didn’t know what to do … he just stared, smiled and then whispered as he talked to him. It was the cutest thing ever!

This Crock Pot Apple Cider is the perfect drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It's easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

I’m excited for my parents to come in, we usually only get to see them like two to three times a year but the holidays is always my favorite time! My mom did a great job of creating fun traditions when we were growing up and to this day my brother and I still count on them!

She still gives us presents “from santa” even though we are both waayyy to old for Santa.

We still watch the movie White Christmas every year even though we’ve see it um…. 50 plus times!

We used to drive down “Candy Cane Lane” every year to look at the lights. Now that we don’t live in Wisconsin anymore we try to search out a fun neighborhood to go through here in Texas. It’s a must!

This Crock Pot Apple Cider is the perfect drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It's easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

And my personal favorite, my mom’s hot apple cider!

She use to make a triple batch of this stuff during the holidays and would keep it warming on the stove the entire night.

Well, I decided enough was enough. No more letting the gas run. It’s way easier and safer to just keep it in a crock pot all night then over the stove with actual fire underneath.

This Crock Pot Apple Cider is the perfect drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It's easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

I changed up the recipe a bit and made it with apple juice instead of apple cider and then added all my flavorings; whole cloves, whole cinnamon sticks, loads of citrus and a little bit of brown sugar. This apple cider recipe is so simple to make, you literally just dump everything into the Crock Pot, cover and serve!

It’s great served as is or you can make it more “adult” and add a shot of brandy. Either way it’s delicious, tummy warming, and down right perfect for the holidays!

Just a warning, make a double batch, this stuff will be gone in the blink of an eye.

Cheers my friends!

This Crock Pot Apple Cider is the perfect drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It's easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

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Crock Pot Apple Cider

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: American

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This Crockpot Hot Apple Cider Recipe is the perfect cozy drink to have in your hand this holiday season. It’s easy, delicious, comforting, and makes your house smell amazing! Everyone loves this easy recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 64 oz. apple juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • optional: add brandy to make it a cocktail

Instructions

  1. Add cloves to a spice bag and place in crock pot.
  2. Add all other ingredients to crock pot. Stir and Cover.
  3. Cook on LOW for 2 hours.
  4. Serve.
  5. Optional: for an adult beverage add a shot of brandy

Keywords: apple cider recipe, slow cooker apple cider, crock pot apple cider, christmas drinks, thanksgiving drinks, hot apple cider recipe, crockpot hot apple cider

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28 Responses
  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I think its so awesome that you made your own apple cider! I never have done that before and am curious to know how it tastes in comparison to the store bought stuff.

  2. Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron

    It is so fun to create new traditions with kiddos, isn’t it? Mine hasn’t met Santa yet…maybe next year. It makes Christmas so much more fun to see it through a kid’s eyes. Love the looks of this cider, I bet your house smells ah-mazing!

    1. Krista

      Exactly! Present opening time has turned into just watching the kids open and the excitement they have on their faces. It’s the best! And yes the house does smell amazing while this is in the crock pot! 🙂

  3. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    We went to Candy Cane Lane here in KC on Saturday! We went to a holiday lights tour/progressive dinner with our friends! Such a fun way to start off the holiday week!
    Have a wonderful holiday, friend!

    1. Krista

      Oh my gosh that sounds awesome! Love the progressive dinner thing, I wish we did that. Guess I will just have to start one, and talk to YOU about how to do it well. 🙂

  4. Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen

    I can’t believe it’s Christmas week! I love the idea of apple cider cooking in my crock pot, making my house smell wonderful! Your pictures of this cider are so pretty!

  5. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    This is such a fabulous idea for Christmas! 🙂 Love that there is warm homemade apple cider ready to serve all day long.

  6. Rakhee@boxofspice

    Love this for this time of the year. I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas in India but still the joy of the season used to permeate us all. Happy Holidays!

    1. Krista

      I’m kinda obsessed. I make my coffee in them now because I like the see the separation of the milk and coffee when it’s coming out of my espresso machine. It puts me in a happy place. 🙂 that is all. 🙂

  7. taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Oh my goodness…. this looks so dreamy!!!! I love cider and man does this one seem to be calling my name! I think I will listen and just dive into it now 😉 Enjoy all your holiday festivities 🙂

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