Sweet, tangy and perfectly spiced. This Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is perfect for any holiday gathering!
I love a good apple cider, though I rarely make it myself. This stuff is way better than the instant apple cider and has even more flavor with cranberry added.
This Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider has so much more flavor than plain apple cider! The tanginess from the cranberry and sweetness from the apples is a perfect pair. Also, the use of whole spices in this cider gives it a unique flavor.
I have never used star anise before. You can see the star anise below, it looks like an 8 sided star. It’s slightly licorice tasting, I HATE licorice, but this was really subtle, and tasted good with the clove and cinnamon. Star Anise is one of the flavorings in Chinese Five Spice, which I love!
I love the pretty color of this cider! I got out my clear Crate and Barrel mugs and saucers which have been collecting dust.
I have a great fall recipe scheduled for next Monday, so stay tuned! I can’t believe the holidays are just around the corner, I already feel overwhelmed! Have a great week!
Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider
- Slow Cooker Size: 4 quart or larger
- 64 oz Ocean Spray Cran-Apple Juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 5 whole cloves
- 2 star anise pods
- 2 Gala apples sliced
- ½ cup fresh cranberries
- Add everything to the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or until heated.
- Serve and enjoy!