Slow Cooker Spiced Brandy Apple Cider

October 22, 2012 by Kenmore

A slow cooker gives this competition-winning recipe the perfect mulling for a party or a night at home. Concocted by Team Savvy Cooking at the fall 2012 bloggers summit.


preparation time
15 mins

cook time




8 cup apple cider

1.5 cup brandy

2 tablespoons dried orange peel

1.5 tablespoons whole allspice

6 cinnamon sticks

2 tablespoons brown sugar

0.5 cup raisins

1 hearty apple (Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith) roughly chopped


Step 1: Mix the liquids

Add the apple cider and brandy to the slow-cooker and turn on medium.

Step 2: Prepare the apple

Roughly chop the apple into bite-sized pieces and add to the slow-cooker. The apple bits should float on top.

Step 3: Mix the rest of the ingredients into the slow-cooker and cover

Add the cinnamon sticks, dried orange peel, allspice, raisins and brown sugar to the slow-cooker and stir well to dissolve the sugar. Seal the slow-cooker with the lid and allow to cook on medium heat for 2 hours.

Step 4: Serve and garnish

Ladle cider into sugar-rimmed glasses or mugs and garnish with a small cinnamon stick. If you aren't going to serve right away or have leftover cider, you can store it in the refrigerator and reheat later. Note: This recipe can be made vegan, but not all brandy is vegan so you should check the label.


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