Super. Easy. Spiced.

Savor the flavors of autumn with this delicious recipe. You can even use a slow cooker to make it easy! Bonus: As the cider mulls, your house will smell fantastic — just the thing for a weekend treat or a tasty contribution to any holiday gathering.

Super-easy spiced cider


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • Peel of one orange
  • Maple syrup or honey (optional)


Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker. (To make it easier to remove the spices and orange peel, place them in a few layers of cheesecloth tied with a string to make a little bundle.)

Heat on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours, or until spices infuse the cider. The longer the spices cook, the stronger the spice flavor will be.

Remove the spices before serving. Extra cider can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the fridge.

Source: Simple Green Meals: 100+ Plant-Powered Recipes to Thrive from the Inside Out. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2018 by Jen Hansard. Photographs copyright © 2018 Lindsey Rose Johnson. Published by Rodale Books, an imprint of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House.

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