Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider recipe | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider is a fun and easy holiday drink the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 5 medium apples (I used red and green)
  • 1 whole orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Homemade Caramel Sauce or store-bought


  • Wash apples and orange. Chop apples into quarters (you can leave the stems/seeds etc.) Add them to the slow cooker along with the whole orange. 
  • Add water, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, clove and allspice. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for for 3-4 hours. (If you notice the orange spit open at any point during cooking, remove it from the pot so it doesn't make the cider bitter. This has never happened to me, but it can happen.) 
  • One hour before the mixture is done cooking, mash the apples with a potato masher. Replace lid and continue cooking 1 more hour. 
  • Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the contents into a large heat-proof pitcher. 
  • Stir in brown sugar and caramel sauce and stir to dissolve. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream and caramel sauce drizzled on top. 
  • Refrigerate leftovers for 5-6 days. Rewarm to serve. 


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg