October 28, 2012

Hot Spiced Cider

Last year when we took the “kids” and grandkids to Calloway Gardens for the Fantasy In Lights show we stayed at The Lodge (gorgeous place!).   Every day they served the most delicious spiced cider in a huge silver urn.   Ever since then I’ve been on the hunt for a good recipe to make here at home.    I found one I liked on Pinterest that I basically followed.     The great thing about this is it’s made in a crock pot so you can leave it on and not have to watch it and it makes the house smell soooo good!


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider (the original recipe called for 1 gallon but I have a small crock pot and since it’s just the two of us, I didn’t need to make a huge amount)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, or more to taste (I used about 2 cups since I like my cider sweet….like meOpen-mouthed smile!)
  • 1 tea spoon whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange slice

Pour apple cider in crock pot.    Add sugar and stir.    Put the cloves in a tea ball and add to pot.    Layer the cinnamon sticks and orange slices on top.    Cover and simmer on high, stirring occasionally.    Once hot, turn on low to keep warm.   


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We’re having a “cold spell” here in Alabama this weekend so it’s a perfect time for a hot drink.    In fact, I’m going to have a cup right now!


Dixie Delights said...

Yum!!! I wish I had a cup right now :-)

Ron said...

I will have to try this Judy. We are having a cold spell here in NOLA too, so it's a hot cocoa kinda night. xo

NanaDiana said...

Hi Judy- Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy! Does THAT sound good! xo Diana

Diana said...

That sounds and looks delicious and comforting! I've been wanting to try some crock pot cider lately so I'm gonna make this for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Judy! xo

Deserae said...

It looks so yummy! I have never seen it made in a crock pot before...I will have to try it :o) Happy Halloween!!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Judy, This looks delicious and must smell divine! I'll have a cup, please!

Vicki said...

Hi! I saw your old post about your search for a slipcovered sofa and the dilemma of paying the price for the PB look. We are in the same dilemma and I was wondering what you decided on? Would you mind emailing me?? vickicupp@hotmail.com

Dixie Delights said...

Just put this in my crock pot!!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

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Jen Orsini said...

This is perfect for our weekend! (Thanks for the recipe)

Anonymous said...

skip the brown sugar, add cranberry juice 1:2 parts and throw in a couple of tea bags and steep..... a crowd pleaser

Dyanna said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made it for my family on Thanksgiving. It was a BIG hit! I think it will become part of our tradition.

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