When the days are short and temps are cold, flavorful warm drinks are not a want, but a need. This crockpot cider recipe pairs the comforting flavors of apple and caramel with warm spices like cinnamon to fill your mug with feel-good vibes. So grab a few apples and plug in the crockpot! It’s time to get cozy.
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But enough chit-chat. It’s time to give this cider a whirl. Find the full recipe below and watch the video to see the simple steps in action.
If you want another warm drink to try, check out this caramel pumpkin soy latte!
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Crockpot Caramel Apple Cider
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 cup orange juice
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 6 gala apples cored and quartered
- 1 orange sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- Whipped cream for topping
- Caramel for drizzle
- Place all ingredients into crock pot.
- Cook on high for 3 hours.
- Serve in a mug, dollop with whipped cream and drizzle caramel sauce on top. Enjoy!