Easy Apple Cider

The divine fruity flavour of the apple and oranges. The warm, earthy flavours from the herbs and spices. The ginger adds a nice punch and compliments the apple cider very well.

  • Author: Sophie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: drink


  • 1012 medium apples quartered
  • 2 peeled oranges, quartered 
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 small piece of ginger (about ½ inch)
  • 16 cups water, more or less
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • fresh orange slices and cranberries to garnish


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker and add water.
  2. Heat the cider over high heat until it reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 2 hours
  3. Once the apple and orange are soft use a wooden spoon to the fruits
  4. Then cover and simmer for 1 more hour.
  5. Using strainer, strain out all of the solids and discard into the compost
  6. Add the maple syrup and stir a little.
  7. Garnish with fresh orange slices and cranberries and serve warm 

Keywords: apple cider, Christmas, drink