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Easy Apple Cider Slow Cooker Recipe – a flavorful drink, perfect for fall.


With just a few ingredients, you can recreate this fall drink at home.

This is perfect for busy people – made in a slow cooker.

When it comes to fall drinks, apple cider is my favorite. I have a pumpkin drink from time to time, but I do prefer apple cider.

Made with fresh apples and spiced with cinnamon and cloves, this drink is so light and comforting. I love sipping on it while working around the house. It just tastes like fall!


And I hope this doesn’t sound weird to you, but I like apple cider even better, when it is chilled. It tastes refreshing and helps me get through the day.

I’ve also created a great iced mixed drink with apple cider and pomegranate juice, which I’ll be sharing next. It is something different, but just in time for the season.

All you need to make this apple cider at home is: apples, an orange, cinnamon sticks, cloves and water. And of course a slow cooker (crock pot). I used a 4 quart Crock Pot. All you need to do is slice the apples and orange and place them in the slow cooker. Add the spices and cover with water. Cook on high for 4 hours. Then mash the apples and orange and cook for 30 more minutes. Strain the cider. I’m usually pretty picky about drinks that aren’t strained well, so I do it at least 3 times.

Since the apples that I used were Granny Smith and Gala, the color of this apple cider is really light. You can also add allspice or ground cinnamon to make the color of the cider darker, but I prefer it light.


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Easy Apple Cider Slow Cooker Recipe

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Easy Light Apple Cider Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 4 Gala apples, (or other apples of your choice)
  • 1 large orange
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 tsp cloves, (whole)
  • 6 cups water, (to fill the slow cooker)
  • sugar to taste - 1/2 cup


  • Wash apples and orange and slice into quarters or smaller pieces. Place in the slow cooker. Add cloves and cinnamon and ad water to fill the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • Use a potato masher or thongs to mash the apples and orange. Cook for 30 more minutes. Strain a couple times through a fine mesh strainer. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Serve hot.


Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. I use 1/2 cup in this recipe, if I want sweet cider. If not, I only use 2-3 tbsp sugar.
This cider has a light color, because of the kind of apples I used and because it was strained many times. To achieve a brown colored cider, add 1/2 tsp grownd cinnamon and 1/2 tsp allspice.


Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 230mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 17.1mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. This slow cooker apple cider recipe is simply awesome, Mira. Love how easy and simple it is.

  2. I’ve seriously got to try this — my kids would love it and it looks so easy! Homemade is always best. 🙂

  3. I love apple cider and making it in the slow cooker is such a great idea! Slow cooker recipes are my favorite so I can’t wait to try this!

  4. I like apple cider better chilled, too! I know people love it warm, but I dunno. It just feels kind of thick like that. So I’m all about making this and then chilling it. You rocked it!

  5. This is perfect, Mira. I love my slow cooker and love how the house smells when something is simmering in it. This cider is definitely a must try.

  6. What an awesome idea Mira! Love apple cider but never thought about making it in a slow cooker! Genius!