Hot Mulled Cider - Another Tasty 365 Crockpot RecipeSlow cookers are great for making warm beverages and keeping them at a perfect serving temperature.
2 quarts apple cider
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
11/2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
2 whole cinnamon sticks 1 medium orange, sliced
Calories: 93 % calories from fat: 2 Fat (gm): 0.2 Saturated fat (gm): 0 Cholesterol (mg): 0 Sodium (mg): 7 Protein (gm): 0.2 Carbohydrate (gm): 25
Milk: 0.0 Vegetable: 0.0 Fruit: 1.5 Bread: 0.0 Meat: 0.0 Fat: 0.0
1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker, tying spices in a cheesecloth bag; cover and cook on high 2 to 3 hours (if mixture begins to boil, turn heat to low). Remove spice bag; turn heat to low to keep warm for serving.
Ginger-Spiced Cider — Make recipe as above omitting brown sugar, spices, and orange slices; add eight 1/4-inch slices gingerroot. Remove gingerroot with slotted spoon.
Herb-Scented Cider—Make recipe as above, omitting brown sugar, spices, and orange slices; add two four-inch sprigs fresh rosemary or lavender or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary or lavender leaves tied in a cheesecloth bag. Apricot-Apple Cider—Make recipe as above, substituting 5 cups apricot nectar for 5 cups of the cider. At the end of cooking time, stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup apricot brandy (optional).
Cranberry Cider—Make recipe as above, omitting brown sugar and substi¬tuting 3 cups cranberry juice for 3 cups of the cider. Sweeten to taste with brown sugar or maple syrup.
Hot Spiced Wine—Make recipe as above, substituting 8 cups sweet red wine or sweet sherry for the apple cider.