Hot Apple Cider


Have you gone to any apple festivals yet? My mom and I went to one about two weeks ago with Sophia. It was so much fun! At the festival they had a barn filled with these huge, deep crates filled with Apples.

With Sophia being an apple lover, we went home with a bunch of apples! Too many actually, but then I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to make homemade apple cider.

My friend Emily shared this recipe with me several years ago, and every since then I always  make it for the house around fall time.

What You Need:

  1. 1 Gallon of Apple Cider
  2. 2-3 Whole apples, sliced
  3. 3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
  4. Crock Pot

What To Do:

  1. Pour either the entire gallon of Apple Cider in your crock pot. The amount of Apple Cider depends on the size of crock pot.
  2. Cut your apples horizontally. You can use any kind of apple, but my favorite are Pink Lady Apples, Gold Ginger Apples or Honeycrisp Apples.
  3. Add your Cinnamon Sticks. Put a lid on your cider. Turn the heat to low and allow it to get hot for about a couple of hours.

If your cider is a room temperature it will definitely heat up a little quicker, but if your cider is cold it will take a lot longer to get hot. I have put my cider on high setting, it will definitely heat up faster but it makes the apples really soggy and the cinnamon sticks fall apart faster. I prefer to let it heat up on low temperature.


I love making this apple cider before I go to run errands for a couple of hours, especially on a cold day. This makes a great hot drink  for someones birthday party or special occasion. I believe I made this for Sophia’s baptism two years ago, and it was a huge hit then!

I hope you make these apple cider for your family! You won’t regret it, plus it smells so good!