Super. Easy. Spiced.

Savor the flavors of autumn with this delicious recipe.

apple cider

Savor the flavors of autumn with this delicious recipe. You can even use a slow cooker to make it easy! Bonus: As the cider mulls, your house will smell fantastic — just the thing for a weekend treat or a tasty contribution to any holiday gathering.

Super-easy spiced cider


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • Peel of one orange


Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker. (To make it easier to remove the spices and orange peel, place them in a few layers of cheesecloth tied with a string to make a little bundle.)

Heat on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours, or until spices infuse the cider. The longer the spices cook, the stronger the spice flavor will be.

Remove the spices before serving. Extra cider can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge.

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Source: Simple Green Meals by Jen Hansard. Photos by Lindsey Rose Johnson. Copyright 2018. Reprinted with permission from Rodale Books, an imprint of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House. Megan Devine is an elementary school teacher who lives in Northeastern Minnesota. Follow her blog — Kids, Lakes, Loons and Pines.