Crockpot Apple Cider

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This is just a quick post for an apple cider that can be thrown in your crockpot and left to simmer all day. This cider will not only taste great but fill your house with the scent of the cinnamony-fall/winter season.  It’s perfect for setting  it to simmer while you do some baking or curl up under a blanket to read a good book.

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My mom used to make this for me years ago when I lived at home.  It was one of my favorite drinks for this time of year. I wonder if she made it because it’s delicious or because of all the vitamin C in it….. Or both!!!

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Keeping colds away is a big priority this time of year. My baby boy was at home sick just recently, so I brewed some of this up.  He was running fever really bad!!  I figured lots of vitamin C couldn’t hurt!   (Yes, I know he  technically isn’t a baby anymore since he is six… But they will always be my babies!!!!)  I might just have to whip up another batch of this to make sure no one else gets sick!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of apple juice concentrate (mixed with 8 cups of water) or 2 x 48 oz.

  • juice from 1/2 of a lemon

  • 2 cups orange juice

  • 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 cinnamon sticks **See tip below

  • 2 pinches of ground cloves

Put everything in the crockpot and stir.  If you are using the apple juice concentrate (which is what I used because I had that on hand), put the 8 cups of water with the concentrate in the crockpot.

Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or you can even let it simmer on low or warm all day.  It makes your house smell wonderful!

**Tip:  I am a huge cinnamon lover!  I had put cinnamon sticks alone in the crockpot, but it didn’t give me the strong cinnamon flavor I wanted, so I put some ground cinnamon in as well.  It’s up to you how much you want to add.

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    • But it’s so easy!!! It would probably only take you a few minutes to throw this together. Also, if I have any leftover, I just put it in a pitcher in the refrigerator and heat some up later….or you can drink it cold.

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