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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

12 servings (0.750 cup each)

Spiced with cinnamon sticks, allspice and caramel, this warm-you-up sipper will chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs alongside a platter of festive cookies at your next holiday gathering. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup caramel flavoring syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • Whipped cream, hot caramel ice cream topping and cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the apple cider, caramel syrup and lemon juice. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds; add seeds to cider mixture. Place the bean, cinnamon sticks and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to cider mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag. Pour cider into mugs; garnish with whipped cream, caramel topping and additional cinnamon sticks if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without garnishes): 134 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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