Crock-pot Apple Cider is warm, comforting, and so easy to make! Added bonus? It makes your house smell amazing all day long!
What is there not to like about fall? A break from the heat, the leaves changing colors, and tons of comfort food. Today I’m sharing one of my new favorite ways to use my slow cooker- to make Apple Cider!
This apple cider is SIMPLE. All you need to do is simply slice up the fruit, throw it in the crock-pot, and forget it! After the fruit has cooked for a while it beings to break down in the crock-pot. Straining it once removes seeds, skins, and other undesirable parts of the apples. Straining it a second time through a finer mesh leaves the pure liquid behind which makes our cider complete!
One more bonus to this- the solids left behind after straining the second time are applesauce! It is free of seeds and apple skins, and is the perfect consistency for applesauce!
Applesauce and apple cider all in one? I’ll take it!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 6-7 hours
- 8 to 10 apples, washed (a mixed selection of apples is best), and cut into quarters
- 1 orange, peeled and sliced into quarters
- 1/3 to ½ cup packed brown sugar (add more or less depending on how sweet you like your cider)
- Water, about 5 cups
- 1 ½ tbs ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- Place chopped apples, orange, brown sugar, water, cinnamon and cloves in a slow-cooker.
- Use enough water so that fruit is submerged in the crock-pot.
- Cover and set to low for 6 to 7 hours.
- After 6 or 7 hours, strain cider through a wire strainer, pressing mixture into strainer slightly.
- Discard any remaining solids.
- Strain cider again through a very fine mesh (like a cheese cloth), stirring to allow more liquid to pass through the cloth.
- Save remaining solids as this is your applesauce! Place the cider and apple sauce is serving dishes.
- Store the cider in an airtight container for up to one week.
Cheese cloths can be purchased at kitchen specialty stores or even at your local Target or Walmart! They usually are around $2 to $3.
Hello! My name is Shelby and I am the publisher, recipe developer, and photographer extraordinaire behind Go Eat and Repeat. I'm a twenty-something adult finishing out my Masters degree while pursuing one of my greatest passions in life- food! When I'm not busy in the kitchen I can be found cuddling with my fur babies, out on a walk, or traveling to fun destinations! Follow Shelby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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