Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Not only is this slow cooker apple cider recipe easy and delicious, it'll also make your house smell heavenly.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 cups


  • 9 apples (Honeycrisp and Gala are really good, but feel free to use a blend of their favorites!)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 3 inch long ginger
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (Or honey, or the sweeter of your choice)


  • Thoroughly wash apples and oranges, then cut into quarters. Don't worry about deseeding or destemming. Slice the ginger into think strips.
  • Add apples, oranges, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Pour in enough water to completely cover them, but leave a little space at the top so that the pot won't boil over.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours, or high 2-3 hours.
  • Mash the apples and oranges using a potato masher, or the tool of your choice. Cover and let cook 1 hour more.
  • Strain out the solids. Press them through a mesh strainer to get out leftover juice, if you'd like.
  • Stir in the sugar and serve hot.


If you don't plan on serving it right away, transfer the sweetened cider to a clean pitcher, cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Reheat before serving.