Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Sparklers

Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Sparklers

Blogger Bree Hester of Baked Bree makes a fun and festive twist on warm apple cider.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

3:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1
quart (4 cups) apple cider
3
cinnamon sticks (3 inch)
3
whole cloves
1
piece (1 inch) gingerroot, peeled
1/4
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Grated peel of 2 lemons
3
tablespoons lemon juice
Grated peel of 1 orange
3
tablespoons orange juice
1
vanilla bean, split, seeded
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
bottle (750 ml) sparkling white wine or champagne
Orange, lemon and apple slices, if desired
  1. Pour cider into 3-quart slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, gingerroot, nutmeg, lemon peel, lemon juice, orange peel, orange juice, vanilla bean and brown sugar; mix well.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 hours.
  3. Remove cinnamon sticks, cloves, gingerroot and vanilla bean before serving. Keep cider warm in slow cooker, or transfer to heatproof pitcher if serving immediately.
  4. Ladle or pour cider into mugs, filling halfway; fill rest of mug with wine. Garnish with orange, lemon and apple slices.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For a family-friendly cider, substitute club soda or sparkling water for the wine or champagne.
Don’t have a slow cooker? You can cook this on the stove instead; just simmer over low heat.
To make it easy to remove the spices, tie them in a double thickness of cheesecloth or paper coffee filter before adding to the cider.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.