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Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider made easy by your slow cooker, packs beautiful fall flavors and will make your house smell amazing. Made in the Instant Pot.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Apple Cider
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 14 cups
Calories 73 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 7 medium apples I used gala and fuji apples, washed
  • 2 pears
  • 1 orange washed and not peeled
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/2 - 1 cup brown sugar or other sweeter of choice

Instructions

  1. Wash well the fruits, do not peel the apples and pears, the skin adds more flavor.

  2. Cut apples, pears and both oranges into quarters. Don't worry about removing seeds or stems.

  3. Add the fruits to the slow cooker (I used an InstantPot).
  4. Add the cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, extra orange peel and star anise. Cover with water, filling the slow cooker until it is almost full.
  5. If you have an InstantPot select the Slow Cooker function and program it for 4 hours.
  6. If you have a regular slow cooker, cook it on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  7. In both options, after 4 hours of cooking, open the slow cooker, mash the fruits, stir well and return to cooking for one extra hour on high or 2 hours on low.
  8. Once cooked, using a fine mesh strainer, strain out the apple cider juice and transfer into a pitcher. Stir in your desired amount of sugar until it is dissolved while the cider is still hot, taste and adjust the amount of sweetness based on your preference.
  9. Serve hot.
  10. The cider should be stored in a closed container and can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  11. Rewarm the cider before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.