Crock Pot Spiced Hot Apple Cider


This easy and warming Crock Pot spiced apple cider cooks to perfection in your slow cooker and is one of those recipes I look forward to making every holiday season.

Crock Pot Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe.  Great for a party, Thanksgiving, Potluck or Christmas!

I now make this hot apple cider every time we have company over lately because it is so great for a chilly evening fall party!  It tastes just like apple pie in a liquid form and everyone always loves it as it’s highly addictive and definitely helps to put you in that warm and comfy Holiday mood.  I wanted to make sure I got it up on the blog before the holidays since it would be the perfect addition for any holiday gathering, potluck, or party.  The beauty of it is that you can make any amount you need to depending on the crowd – you just have to use a bigger/smaller crock pot, of course!

The smell while this is “cooking” is WONDERFUL!  It is so perfect having it in the crock pot where it can stay warm for hours and is easily accessible to your guests.  Quick, easy and yummy. What more can you ask for?!

If there are any cider leftovers, I just let it cool to room temperature and then pour it into a pitcher and store in the fridge.  This will definitely be something I make every holiday season for years to come!

Note: You can also use coffee filters tied with string instead of cheesecloth if that’s what you have on hand.  I’ve also heard that cheesecloth is hard to find in a lot of stores, so don’t feel like you HAVE to use it.  This cider would even be fine without one as long as you make sure you remove the spices with a slotted spoon before serving so guests don’t get any surprises in their cup of cider 🙂  Honestly, you really can’t screw this up unless you make it too sweet (is there such a thing?).  Apparently, there IS such a thing….just not for me 🙂  Less sugar is always better and then guests can add more to their taste.

Also, if you don’t have Allspice, you can use this as a substitute:  1/3 tsp ground cloves, 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon, and 1/3 tsp of nutmeg for replacing the 1 tsp of Allspice.


Crock Pot Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe.  Great for a party, Thanksgiving, Potluck or Christmas!

Crock Pot Spiced Hot Apple Cider
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Serves: 8
This easy and warming Crock Pot spiced apple cider cooks to perfection in your slow cooker and is one of those recipes I look forward to making every holiday season.
  • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  1. In a crock pot/slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth and tie up...then add to pot.
  3. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat or until extremely hot.
  4. Reduce heat, and keep on the warm setting for however many hours you need it to be warm.
  5. Taste it and take out the spices if it seems strong enough. People can also add more brown sugar to their taste, depending on how sweet they want it.


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34 Responses to “Crock Pot Spiced Hot Apple Cider”

  1. November 8, 2013 at 2:34 AM #

    I love apples raw,baked in drinks and in desserts.
    This is a lovely treatk for colder days and a beautiful presentation!

    • November 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM #

      Thanks, Daniela!

  2. November 8, 2013 at 3:33 AM #

    These are so cute!!! Perfect for a winter´s dessert table or during Xmas.. 🙂 Xx

    • November 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM #

      Thanks, Johlene!

  3. November 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

    This sounds SO good! Hot apple cider is definitely my favorite Fall/Winter time beverage :).

    • November 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM #

      Thanks, Hannah!

  4. November 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM #

    I’ve made crockpot applesauce before, but this sounds like a fun drink idea!

  5. November 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM #

    Lovely applesauce, I love how you served it 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. November 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM #

    Gorgeous presentation, and this looks delicious! x

    • November 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM #

      You’re so nice – thank you!!

  7. November 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM #

    Serving hot spiced cider right out of the apple is such a great idea. So festive!

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM #

      Thanks! It was fun!

  8. November 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM #

    Looks yummy, Ashley. Pinned and sharing on my page tomorrow, Melissa

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM #

      Thanks so much, Melissa!

  9. November 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

    Apple pie in liquid form? YUM! It’s so nice how you’ve served it inside the apples.. too cute!

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM #

      AWww thanks! I saw the idea a while back and wanted to do it 🙂

  10. November 9, 2013 at 7:25 AM #

    I just love the taste

  11. November 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM #

    Adorable in the apples! Very nice, Ashley.

    • November 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM #

      Thanks, Tonette!

  12. November 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM #

    Such a beautiful and clever idea to serve the apple cider in “apple cups”, that can be eaten after enjoying the cider.

    • November 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM #

      Thanks so much!

  13. November 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM #

    This looks so comforting! Perfect for this time of year. I always have a hard time finding cheesecloth. I have to stock up at Sur La Table.

  14. November 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM #

    Apple Pie in liquid form? That sounds marvelous!

    • November 13, 2013 at 12:47 AM #

      Thanks, Christin!

  15. November 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM #

    what a great idea my friend…
    simple thing made a fancy presentation and quite kick’in spiced refreshing drink!

    • November 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM #

      Awww thanks so much!

  16. November 14, 2013 at 3:18 PM #

    Love your creative pics! Hot apple cider is a must this time of year but I’ve never made it before. You make it sound so easy so I guess I’ll have to dust off my crock pot. 🙂

    • November 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM #

      Thanks! And this is definitely worth the crock pot dust off!

  17. November 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM #

    Oh, how handy our crock pots become this time of year! Love this recipe and your presentation in the cored out apple cups, Ashley. So cute! Also, all of the tips were excellent. Thank you for sharing, m’lady!


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