Orange Cranberry Mulled Cider

Orange Cranberry Mulled Cider

Every year starting in late October I make this apple cider.  It’s so very simple and effortless, but I still receive numerous compliments and requests for the recipe.  It smells so wonderful cooking in the house, and tastes amazing!

I make this in my slow cooker.


  • 5 cups of apple cider
  • 5 cups of cranberry juice
  • 4 oranges, sliced and sectioned
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar to taste
  • 2 t whole allspice (whole preferred but ground is ok)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 t cloves, whole



  1. Place all of the spices in a coffee filter and tie with a string (make sure this is not a colored string).
  2. Stir briefly.
  3. Add the filter and cook in the slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours.
  4. Add the oranges and cook on low for an additional 1-2 hours.
  5. Turn the slow cooker to warm, remove the filter, stir, and add additional sugar, if needed.
  6. Serve warm, and go a-wassailing (without the alcohol!).


Valerie is a God-fearing coach’s wife and stay at home mom of five bright-eyed little ones.   She is the original founder of A Nation of Moms, a “one-stop shop” blog-azine of resources and advice for all moms who, like Valerie, just needed a little help.


By | 2018-12-25T22:39:34+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|Beverages, Christmas, Food|2 Comments

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  1. Maryann D. November 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    This sounds very tasty to try in a slow cooker. I have never made a drink like this before.

  2. Lynndee November 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    That sounds delicious! And it’s easy to prepare too. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for the recipe.

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