Slow Cooker Apple Cider 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours



  • 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.