Cranberry Orange Spiced Cider in the Crock Pot
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The perfect warm and spicy Christmas Drink, this cranberry orange spiced cider is mulled in the crock pot for 3 hours and needs no added sugar. Just enjoy the delicious smell of it simmering and savor the flavor of the holidays.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 8 cups
  • 8 cups plain apple cider
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise
  • 6 clove buds
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 2-3 dashes of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Optional: whisky or rum
  1. Thinly slice your orange and place it in a 3-4 quart crock pot.
  2. Add all other ingredients except the vanilla.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours, or until the cranberries split open.
  4. Scoop out the fruits and spices.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and stir.
  6. Add in the alcohol if you wish
  7. Strain into a pitcher or carafe for serving.
  8. Garnish with orange slices, apple slices or cinnamon sticks if desired.
Recipe by A Proverbs 31 Wife at