Easy Crockpot Apple Cider

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Inside: An easy mulled crockpot apple cider recipe made with just 5 ingredients.

What better time than autumn to enjoy a nice hot apple cider?

We are now well into autumn, and there is a definite chill in the air. After a long day, I find there is nothing better than curling up with a comfy blanket and a nice glass of hot apple cider. (Although I do love a nice slow cooker pumpkin spice latte, too!)

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider with cinnamon stick.

Growing up, hot apple cider was always a Fall staple at our house. In fact, I cannot think back to a Thanksgiving where my mother didn’t make hot apple cider.

There is something about that nice warm mug of mulled apple cider that is very soothing. Plus, I was always known to chew on my cinnamon stick after it had soaked up all the apple-cidery goodness.

Crockpot Apple Cider

Although my mother made her apple cider on the stovetop, I am more of a slow cooker gal myself.

Making mulled apple cider in the slow cooker is super simple, and it comes out amazing.

As an added bonus, it fills the house with a lovely cinnamon scent that just screams autumn.

Mulled crockpot apple cider is one of my favorite Fall apple recipes. I like to make it for Thanksgiving (everyone loves it!) or as a treat on any chilly autumn or winter night.

>> Have an Instant Pot?! Try this incredible Instant Pot apple cider recipe as well!

How to Make Apple Cider in the Slow Cooker

Let’s get cooking.

Or should I say slow cooking?

First things first. Gather all of the ingredients.

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider Ingredients.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • ½ gallon apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cloves
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Now grab your orange.

Orange with cloves stuck into it.

And stick all of your cloves into it.

Cinnamon sticks and brown sugar in crockpot.

Next, add the brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and apple cider to the crockpot.

Stir well to combine everything.

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider with orange, cloves, and cinnamon.

Add the orange.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Spoon scooping up apple cider and cinnamon stick from slow cooker.
Slow Cooker apple cider in glass garnished with cinnamon stick.

Spoon into mugs and enjoy.

That is it – See, I told you it was simple!

I hope that you enjoy this easy slow cooker apple cider recipe.

If you are a cranberry fan, you should give my cranberry apple cider recipe a try as well — it is also made in the crockpot!

Glass of Easy Apple Cider.

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4.50 from 80 votes

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 10 minutes
Easy crockpot apple cider recipe perfect to warm you up on a chilly Fall evening.


  • 1 orange
  • 6 cloves
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ gallon apple cider


  • Stick cloves into the orange.
  • Add brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and apple cider into crockpot. Stir well to mix.
  • Add orange, cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Serve with a cinnamon stick (optional).


A sprinkle of apple pie spice makes a wonderful addition to this recipe!


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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    1. No, I leave the peel on the orange and just stick the cloves through it. I prefer the flavor this way but I know other cider recipes call for slicing the orange first so you can really do either.

  1. I made this for Halloween. It was such a big hit that I am making it for Christmas too! I did, however, cut the sugar in half. It was a bit to sweet. Thanks you for posting this delicious and easy recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this last year for our Christmas gathering and everyone has asked for it again this year! Wonderful flavor!

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