This recipe was perfect to take the chill off our bones this weekend. The temperatures dropped drastically with all of the rain that came in, and I thought what better way to warm up AND celebrate fall than to "brew" up a batch of spiced apple cider.
Because you make this in your crockpot, it couldn't be easier.
Crockpot Spiced Apple Cider
64 oz Apple Cider
1 sliced apple
1 sliced orange
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp whole allspice
3 cinnamon sticks
Small square of cheesecloth*
- Add apple cider, apple, orange, and brown sugar to crockpot.
- Place the whole cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks into the square of cheesecloth and tie closed. Add to crockpot.
- Simmer for 2-3 hours on low heat.
- Discard cheesecloth and use a ladle to serve.
If you do not have a square of cheesecloth on hand (I did not), try substituting a good old-fashioned coffee filter. Of course, these are also getting harder to come by with most people using Keurigs nowadays, but I happened to still have a stash of these and it worked great for this recipe.
Since this recipe makes an entire crockpot (cauldron) of cider, it's perfect to serve up at your next Halloween party. Just switch out your serving glasses to Halloween mugs, call it Witch's Brew, and you're all set!
And wouldn't you know we're always brewing up good things on the blog? Make sure to check out our Witch's Brew: Crockpot Potpourri recipe to cast a delicious smell over your whole house throughout the fall season!