Homemade slowcooker hot apple cider recipe

Hot Apple Cider Recipe




Yield 1 gallon

Made from fresh apples in a slow-cooker or Instant Pot. Add citrus and cinnamon for a naturally sweet and spicy treat for a winter night!



  1. Wash apples and peel if they aren't organic.
  2. Cut into slices and place in slow cooker.
  3. Wash orange, cut into 8 slices, and add to slow-cooker.
  4. Add spices.
  5. Pour water into the slow cooker and turn on low for about 6-8 hours. See notes for 1-hour Instant Pot option! I use my Instant Pot on the slow cooker option since I prefer to make this before bed and have it ready (and the house smelling incredible) for breakfast.
  6. Strain out apples, orange, and spices using cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer  and serve.


Serve hot or cold. Keep refrigerated for up to one week if there's any left!

1-Hour Instant Pot Option:

  1. Add all ingredients to pot.
  2. Fill with water to just below max fill line.
  3. Set to 1 hour on high pressure.
  4. Allow natural release and strain.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 79

% Daily Value

Sodium 1 mg


Total Carbohydrates 20.9 g


Sugars 15.6 g

Protein 0.5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at