Slow-Cooker Hot Cider with Brandy

Slow-Cooker Hot Cider with Brandy

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From: October 2016

Brew up a batch of warm apple cider with ease in this no-sugar-added drink recipe. The hot toddy stays warm and party-ready in your crock pot all night long.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 8 whole cloves
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 8 cardamom seeds
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 gallon (16 cups) apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 cups apple brandy
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced, for garnish


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  1. Place cloves, allspice, cardamom and cinnamon sticks on a piece of cheesecloth and tie into a bundle with a piece of kitchen string.
  2. Combine apple cider (or juice) and the spice bundle in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Cover and cook on High until hot and aromatic, at least 2 hours.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Remove the spice bundle and stir in brandy. Garnish with apple slices and some of the spices, if desired. Serve warm.
  • Equipment: Cheesecloth, kitchen string, 5-quart (or larger) slow cooker

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 184 calories; 0 fat(0 sat); 0 fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0 folate; 0 cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 0 vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 0 calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 1 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 alcohol equivalent

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