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Mulled Apple Cider, topped with an apple slice, cranberry, cinnamon stick and star anise pod, in a large coffee glass.

Hot Mulled Apple Cider (Slow Cooker)

  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


This Hot Mulled Apple Cider in the slow cooker is a must-have drink during the holidays! Made with cinnamon, orange peel, allspice, star anise, cloves and cardamom, it will warm and fill the soul.


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  • 1 gallon Fresh Apple Cider, or unfiltered Apple Juice
  • 1 large Orange, sliced into 1/4” slices
  • 1 knob Fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 6 oz bag World Market Mulling Spices
  • Optional: To individual glasses, you can add some whiskey, rum, brandy or bourbon.
  • Optional: Garnish with additional orange slices, apple slices and cranberries


  1. Add: To a slow cooker, add the cider or apple juice. Next, add the ginger and orange slices.
  2. Spice Sachet: Add 6 tablespoons of the mulling spices to a double layer of cheesecloth or paper coffee filter, gather it up into a sachet, and tie closed with kitchen twine. Add to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook: Cover and cook until the flavors meld, 4 hours on low.
  4. Discard: Remove the fruit and spice ball from the slow cooker.
  5. Garnish: Keep warm and serve in mugs garnished with orange slices, apple slices, and/or a couple of cranberries.
  6. Optional: To individual glasses, you can add some whiskey, rum, brandy or bourbon.
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple Recipes, Cranberry Recipes, Fall, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Low Sodium, Low-Fat, Orange Recipes, Recipes for a Crowd, Recipes for Parties, Slow Cooker Recipes, Winter

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