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Mulled cider

Crockpot Apple Cider

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This Crockpot Apple Cider recipe is perfectly spiced with cinnamon and cloves! Everyone will love the wafting smell of this cozy drink.


  • 1/2 gallon unfiltered apple cider*
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup rum, optional
  • 1 small orange, for garnish
  • Whole cranberries, for garnish


  1. Optional: Add the nutmeg, allspice, cloves, star anise and cinnamon to a small skillet. Toast over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  2. Place the apple cider in the Crockpot or Instant Pot (pressure cooker) with the spices. Cook on low for 3 hours OR Normal using the Instant Pot “Slow Cooker” setting.
  3. If using, stir in the rum. Garnish with orange slices and cranberries, then serve.


*Doubles easily, and fits into a standard Crockpot or Instant Pot.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Crockpot Apple Cider, Slow Cooker Apple Cider, Instant Pot Apple Cider