The best recipe for easy slow cooker mulled apple cider. This recipe is filled with fall spices and perfect for serving this fall!
My favorite thing about fall is the coziness the change of season brings. The new flavors and fragrances, warm sweaters, cozy nights by the fire, and all of the fall recipes I dream of making throughout the year!
Fall is a special season, filled with joy and excitement for the upcoming holidays. It’s one of my favorite seasons to host gatherings as it feels warm and inviting. This fall will be different for us since we’re back in California. Fall in Knoxville Tennessee was a dream! The leaves changed a vibrant orange color and the air was crisp. It was my favorite season there and I miss it so much!
I’ll be doing everything I can to bring those fall memories into our home in California. From burning my favorite fall Yankee Candle to making the best-mulled apple cider. I make this recipe in my slow cooker and let it simmer for a few hours.
I like to enjoy it on a cool outdoor evening with a cozy knit blanket. It’s fall in a cup and the easiest recipe to make. You have to try it this season.
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How to Make Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider
Here’s what you’ll need to make the easiest slow cooker cider:
Apple Cider – This is the base of the recipe. Use a good quality, pure apple cider for the best flavor.
Cinnamon – Whole cinnamon sticks are great. You can find them at your local grocery store in the spice section.
Cardamon – Whole cardamon pods are perfect. This is one of our favorite spices. We use them in our favorite apple cider donuts recipe!
Allspice – You can use allspice if you want, but it’s also okay to leave this one out if you don’t have it on hand.
Peppercorn – Whole peppercorns give the recipe a little spice
Fresh Ginger – There’s nothing better than fresh ginger! Cut a few pieces off of the root and remove the outer layer.
Lemon – Slice a lemon and add them directly into the cider to simmer with all of the ingredients.
In a slow cooker, pour the cider and add all of the spices, ginger, and sliced lemons.
Heat on low for 3 – 5 hours.
When serving, use a wooden label to scoop around the whole spices. Add a few into the glass like the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
If you want to make spiked mulled apple cider add in 1 cup of rum or whiskey before serving! It’s delicious for the adults!
When to Serve Mulled Apple Cider
This is the perfect drink to serve during fall while burning your Yankee Candle! If you’re hosting a small fall gathering or throwing a party, here are some fun occasions to serve this cider:
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You’ll also love our mulling spices and mulled red wine recipe too!
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Mulled Apple Cider
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 large lemon, sliced
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 2 tsp peppercorns
- 2 tbsp cardamon pods
- 2 whole star anise
- 4 inch ginger, sliced and peel removed
- 1/4 tsp salt, adds extra flavor and enhances the other flavors
- In a slow cooker, pour the cider and add all of the spices, ginger, and sliced lemons.
- Heat on low for 3 – 5 hours.
- When serving, use a wooden label to scoop around the whole spices. Add a few into the glass like the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
- If you want to make spiked mulled apple cider add in 1 cup of rum or whiskey before serving! It’s delicious for the adults!