Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

With just 5 ingredients and 2 minutes of hand’s on time, this easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider tastes great and makes your house smell amazing!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is THE beverage for the holidays.

It’s warm and fragrant, simple yet delicious, and perfectly sweet. It’s Christmas Morning in a cup.

With just 5 ingredients and 2 minutes of hand's on time, this easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider tastes great and makes your house smell amazing!

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It’s perfect for brunch or for sitting around a crackling fire with your family. Noting is cozier on a cold winter day!

Just pour five ingredients into a slow cooker and guests can help themselves. Nothing could be easier!

Float some cut up apples, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks on top for a colorful, festive touch.

With just 5 ingredients and 2 minutes of hand's on time, this easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider tastes great and makes your house smell amazing!

Look for unsweetened apple juice. For the cranberry juice, you’ll get a prettier color but a lot more sugar if you use Cranberry Juice Cocktail. 100% Cranberry Juice is not as sweet but still tastes great.

Speaking of sugar, please feel free to use less than the 2 cups I have listed. Add sugar to taste if you have any concerns on that front! (Please see recipe notes for sugar substitute options).

With just 5 ingredients and 2 minutes of hand's on time, this easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider tastes great and makes your house smell amazing!

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5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

With just 5 ingredients and 2 minutes of hand's on time, this easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider tastes great and makes your house smell amazing!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 241kcal
  • 1 (64 ounce) bottle unsweetened apple juice
  • 32 ounces cranberry juice see notes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 - 15 whole cloves
  • Cut up apples and fresh cranberries for garnish, optional
  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high until hot, 3 to 4 hours. Turn down to warm and serve.

Recipe Notes

6 to 10 packets or teaspoons of a Stevia supplement may be added to taste. Start with a few, stir and taste as you go.
Splenda may be used in place of the sugar. Add to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal

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  1. Ronald Swartz

    My experience with fresh cranberries is that they are hard…should you disregard them in your cup or add them to the crockpot so they can cook and soften? Are they also too bitter to eat from your cup?

    1. meggan

      Hi Ronald, you’re right. Raw cranberries are terribly bitter. In this case, I use them as a garnish the way you might put a twist of rind in a martini. It’s technically edible, but no one is eating it; it just looks pretty. I wouldn’t eat them either way, even if you softened them in the cider. They’ll still be too bitter! Thanks for the question and sorry if I created any confusion. Take care! -Meggan

  2. Peyton Adkins

    first of all, it look beautiful! and second, 5 ingredients and just a few minutes of actual work is right up my alley! Came out fantastic5 stars

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