Fall Harvest Crockpot Apple Cider
Gather all of the beautiful, fresh, Fall and Winter fruit available, pop it into the crockpot, and warm up with this delicious hot apple cider drink. Warm and comforting this homemade hot apple cider recipe is a must in your arsenal of Fall drinks to nourish you.
Servings: 10 serves
- 4 apples use multiple varieties
- 2 persimmons
- 1 pear I used an asian pear
- 1 orange
- Handful of pomegranate arils optional
- 9 cups water
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tbsp mulling spices
- honey or maple syrup to taste
Core the apples, persimmons and pears and cut into quarters. Leave the skin on
Cut the orange into slices
Pop all of the fruit, along with the water, cinnamon sticks and mulling spices (tie these into some cheese cloth so that they are easily removed), into the crockpot. Set on low for 8 hours
Once cooked, remove the cinnamon sticks, the mulling spices and as much of the fruit as possible
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
Pour the cider back into the slow cooker, and set to keep warm
Serve warm, and use some honey or maple syrup to sweeten if required. Garnish with some orange and apple slices and some pomegranate arils to make it pretty (optional)
Remember to tie the mulling spices into a little square of cheese-cloth to make it easily removed. 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.
I have been using this crockpot and it works great.
If serving on the night keep in the crockpot on the keep warm setting.
Can be made ahead of time and reheated in the crockpot on the keep warm setting or in a saucepan on the stovetop of in the microwave.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.1g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 11g