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Three mugs of spiced cider with whipped cream and caramel sauce surrounded by a coral napkin
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Spiced Apple Cider

Holy Moly, this warm, cozy, fragrant and spiced Hot Apple Cider is this Autumn’s go-to drink! Made with rich apple cider, fresh fruit and an assortment of pungent, earthy spices, this cider is well-balanced and oh-so comforting!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 110kcal


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 lemon slices 1/2 lemon
  • 3 orange slices 1/2 orange
  • 4 apple slices 1/2 apple
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 5 star anise pieces up to 6


  • In a 5 quart crock pot on low heat, add the apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon slices, orange slices, apple slices, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and star anise.
    An overhead of a crockpot filled with apple cider, oranges, apples, lemons, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Allow the punch to warm for 3-4 hours. Serve warm. Ladle into serving glasses.
    apple cider in three mugs ready to serve
  • Top with whipped cream and caramel if desired.
    Cider in three mugs with caramel sauce drizzled on top
  • Or you can serve chilled by removing the fruit slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise pieces after it’s cooked and storing the punch in the fridge overnight. NOTE: You can add water to the punch if it's too sweet for your taste.



You can also use apple juice as a sub but you want to make sure it is a quality stronger variety in order to get the flavor of cider.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg