This is a double recipe day! I made two ciders in one day, using a bit of the Apple Cider to make the Cranberry Apple Cider. They were both good but the kids enjoyed the Cranberry version better. Both are easy to make and they will be perfect for holiday parties or cold winter days.
12 medium size sweet apples
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp whole cloves
1 tbsp whole allspice
1/2 cup of brown sugar
Chop apples and oranges into large chunks. All the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker.
Fill the slow cooker with enough water to cover all of the apples. Cover and cook for 8 -10 hours.
Serve right out of the cooker or you can strain and serve in another pot. It makes about a gallon so make sure you use a big crock pot.
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons whole allspice
4 sticks of cinnamon
6 cups bottle apple cider
6 cups cranberry juice
In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients.
2Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours. Before serving, remove allspice and cinnamon.