This basic mulled apple cider recipe is delicious and easy. Set it up to simmer in your slow cooker and it will infuse your home with the fragrance of the holidays.
3 Cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
3 Whole cloves
2 Cardamon pods
1/4 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp grated ginger
1 quart of fresh apple cider
1. Toast spices in a saute pan on medium-high until they smell fragrant.
2. Add apple cider, ginger and toasted spices to your slow cooker and cover.
3. Cook on high for four hours. If cider begins to boil reduce to low. This will keep the juice clear.
4. Strain spices from cider and serve with fresh grated nutmeg or a twist of lemon.
To make cider spicier, add extra ginger a half teaspoon at a time during the cooking period. Wait one-half hour for the ginger to infuse and taste. Repeat this step until you achieve the desired spiciness.
Depending on the size of your slow cooker, this recipe is easily doubled.