Season’s Harvest Hot Apple Cider

Nothing is better than stepping into your home after a chilly fall day and being warmed by the fragrant aroma of slow cooked hot apple cider. Sharing with you her signature recipe, Lisa Imel, Multop Financial’s Bookkeeper and QuickBooks expert, combines classic ingredients with fresh picked off the tree apples.

Prep: 5 mins    Cook: 8 hours    Yield: 1 gallon

Homemade apple cider slow cooked in a crockpot, with fresh off the tree apples and spices, is a delicious treat to compliment a chilly fall day! Make before bed and have it ready for breakfast or turn it on just before leaving for the day. Either way, the house will smell incredible after cooking for 8 hours!


  • Slow cooker/crockpot
  • Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer


  • 10 fresh apples
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Dash of nutmeg (ground)
  • Dash of cloves (Ground or 4 whole)
  • 1 Gallon of filtered water


  1. Wash apples (peel if they are not organic).
  2. Cut into slices and place in slow cooker.
  3. Slice orange into 8 slices and add to slow cooker.
  4. Add spices.
  5. Pour water into the slow cooker and turn on low for about 8 hours.
  6. Strain out apples and spices using a cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer.

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