5 from 6 votes
Spiced Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 2 mins

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider makes for the perfect Holiday drink. It is fragrant and delicious, requires only a handful of seasonal ingredients and about 2 minutes of hands on time. Come home to Fall in a glass and get the warm and fuzzies without much effort at all.

Course: Drink
Cuisine: Drink
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 141 kcal
  • 4 apples cored and quartered
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple cider
  • 7 cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp mulling spices
  • honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)
  1. Pop all of the fruit, along with the apple cider, water, cinnamon sticks and mulling spices (tie these into some cheese cloth so that they are easily removed), into the slow cooker. 

  2. Set on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours

  3. Once cooked, remove the cinnamon sticks, the mulling spices and as much of the fruit as possible

  4. Pour the remaining liquid into a blender (I do this in 2 batches), blend, and then pour through a fine mesh sieve (I actually used a nut milk bag), into a clean container

  5. Pour the cider back into the slow cooker, and set to keep warm

  6. Serve warm, and use some honey or maple syrup to sweeten if required (I usually find you don't need to as the fruit makes it sweet enough). Garnish with some cranberries and apple slices to make it pretty (optional)

Recipe Notes

Remember to tie the mulling spices into a little square of cheese-cloth to make it easily removable. If you don't have any, that's fine - just be sure to use a super fine mesh sieve to get all the 'bits' out of the cider

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.1g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 29.9g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 21.1g
Protein 1.1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.