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Crock Pot Mulled Apple Cider

This easy recipe for mulled apple cider is the perfect addition to any Fall day. We love to enjoy this great treat with family and friends.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Mulled Apple Cider
Servings: 8 cups
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 8 cups your favorite apple cider
  • 4 or 5 cinnamon sticks for making the cider
  • 1 medium sized orange
  • whole cloves
  • extra cinnamon sticks for serving
  • rum or bourbon optional


  • Pour apple cider into a 3 1/2 quart crock pot. Add 4 or 5 cinnamon sticks. Punch holes in the orange with a toothpick and stick in whole cloves. You can add as many or few as you like. I usually just make several rings around the orange with the cloves.
  • Place the orange into the crock pot. Heat on low for about 4 or 5 hours. Remove orange and cinnamon sticks before serving. If using rum or bourbon just have guests add to their cup or glass how much they like and then add the mulled cider along with a cinnamon stick.
  • Makes 8 cups. This will keep for several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave when you want to enjoy a cup. Your house will smell wonderful when this recipe is simmering in the crock pot.