When I stepped outside this morning there was just a hint of Fall in the air. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for shorter days, cooler nights, and cuddling up in front of the fireplace in warm fuzzy blankets. One of my favorite things about fall are the smells and flavors, so to help speed up getting my family into the Fall Mood I decided to make up some Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider so that when they got home the house would smell like the change of the season!
This is a recipe that is not only delicious but makes your entire house smell more amazing than I could ever put into words. To me, few things smell better than apple and cinnamon, but the cranberry and oranges mixed in gives it just the right amount of tartness to cut the sweet. The hardest part about these… is not drinking the entier thing!
This is the perfect drink for your holiday parties too – it makes your home smell amazing, it tastes amazing, and if you want to spike things up a bit you can mix your hot Cranberry Apple Cider with a shot of your favorite bourbon for an extra special treat. Not to mention how easy it is to make – simply cup, mix and turn your slow cooker on! Voila! And aren’t they pretty!?
- 3 quarts apple juice or cider
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 orange sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cider, cranberry juice, cranberries, apple slices, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks.
Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until cider reaches desired temperature.
Spike up your cider with a shot of your favorite bourbon!