Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 10 cups
 
Enjoy a steaming mug of sweet and tart apple cider with hints of caramel in it.
Ingredients
  • 5 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 t. nutmeg
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 8 c. water
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. caramel sauce
  • 2 T. boiled cider (optional)
  • Whipped Cream
  • caramel sauce
  • cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Wash the apples and orange. Cut the apples into quarters and place in the slow cooker. Do not worry about the seeds as you will be straining the mixture later.
  2. Add the orange, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, and water to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  3. Remove the lid and mash the apples with a potato masher. Make sure they really break up in the slow cooker. Replace lid and cook for an additional hour.
  4. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the contents into a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar and caramel sauce and stir to dissolve. Stir in boiled cider if desired. Pour back into the slow cooker and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. When ready to serve ladle the apple cider into mugs and top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a caramel drizzle.
  6. Refrigerate any extra cider for up to 5 days in an air tight container.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Tastes Better from Scratch
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/slow-cooker-caramel-apple-cider/