|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 12|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 47g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 38g|
|Vitamin C 157mg||784%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This delicious recipe for crockpot hot apple cider is a traditional beverage, sometimes called wassail, that usually consists of spiced wine or beer flavored with roasted apples. This non-alcoholic apple cider version can be enjoyed by everyone.
It's perfect for a cold winter day after you have come into your warm cozy house from sledding or skating. This drink is also delicious for entertaining. If you have a pretty crockpot, you can serve the beverage right out of that appliance. Be sure you supply a heatproof ladle and sturdy mugs with handles.
"I was excited to try this drink because I love the spiced apple cider sold at cider mills in the fall. It was easy to put together and used spices I already had in my pantry. I let it simmer in the crockpot while we shoveled and sled. Everyone loved this, even the picky kids." —Carrie Parente
Gather the ingredients.
Combine the apple cider, brown sugar, ground cloves, ground allspice, cinnamon sticks, and the orange studded with 5 whole cloves in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve in mugs, garnished with star anise, if using, and enjoy.
- You can keep this beverage warm for about 2 hours after it is done cooking. Just turn the slow cooker to "keep warm." This recipe can be cut in half for a smaller gathering.