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Homemade Apple Cider

Make Homemade Apple Cider in your slow cooker! It’ll warm you from the inside out with its amazing flavors. This is a must-have fall drink and tastes so much better when it is homemade. Great way to use up apples in the fall and your house will smell amazing!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make homemade apple cider recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 145.72kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 12 cups water
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 12 apples quartered (use a variety of tart and sweet for a more complex flavor)
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 tsp whole allspice
  • 1 whole nutmeg


  • Add the water and lemon juice to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the quartered apples as you cut them, as well as the orange, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Stir and cover.
  • Cook on LOW heat for 8-15 hours. The longer it cooks, the more flavorful it will be. Using a potato masher, mash the contents in the slow cooker. Let cool.
  • Ladle contents of the slow cooker into a large bowl, pouring everything through a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the solids and pour the cider into quart-size mason jars or a large pitcher. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Warm before serving or enjoy chilled!


Calories: 145.72kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.09g | Protein: 0.74g | Fat: 0.54g | Saturated Fat: 0.14g | Sodium: 28.15mg | Fiber: 5.29g | Sugar: 29.79g