Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

When the weather turns cooler, one of my favorite things to make for a family gathering is slow cooker apple cider. This year, I thought it would be fun to mix it up and make slow cooker caramel apple cider. It was a huge hit and the perfect treat on a crisp fall day.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider



Serves 12


12 cups of apple juice – I bought a gallon and had a little leftover

6 cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup of good quality jarred caramel sauce, plus more for drizzling

Whipped cream



Heat apple juice and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker for about 4 hours on high. Let the cinnamon sticks soften and uncurl. Before serving, stir in 1/2 cup of caramel sauce and serve in heat proof cups. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel.

Recipe note: I use a 5 quart slow cooker

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

When the apple juice is very hot, the caramel may start to seperate. That’s ok, just give it a stir and it is perfect again.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

The really great thing about making this in the slow cooker is the amazing smell that fills your home. I hope you and your family enjoy!

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider pairs perfectly with my Snickerdoodles recipe:

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This recipe was originally shared on Tatertots & Jello as a guest post.

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  1. I bet this makes the house smell incredible!

  2. What a delicious looking fall drink! The glass mugs are really beautiful, where did you get them?

  3. Love this! I crave hot cider this time of year big time!!! This would be good for thanksgiving…maybe with a little booze added to it for the big kids! 😉

  4. I can almost smell it……
    It looks GREAT and I’d love to make it
    Thank you for sharing it 🙂

  5. This is a wonderful recipe!
    I would love to have you join Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party and share this (and/or any other) recipe of yours! Here is the link to it:

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  6. This looks so delicious!

  7. This looks so yummy, especially on a cold autumn day!

  8. This is AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much for posting it!

  9. I just had this last night for our Christmas party and it was a huge hit!!! Thank you for sharing! It was easy and made the house smell great! 🙂

  10. I just had this last night for our Christmas party and it was a huge hit!!! Thank you for sharing! It was easy and made the house smell great! 🙂

  11. The title says “cider” but the recipe says “apple juice”. Have you tried it with actual cider?

  12. Is there anyway to make just a cup of this or to freeze it? No one in my house like hot apple of any sort!

  13. I swear EVERY time I decide to make something and do a search your site comes up!

  14. Melissa Anderson says:

    This was so easy and tasted complex and wonderful! I made it with a good quality apple cider instead of the apple juice. Made it 5 hours before a fall party, put the crock pot on low, and forgot all about it, except for the fact the house smelled like heaven! Everyone was shocked to know it was so simple! Yum!

  15. I’m definitely going to make this! The “apple pie” aroma in the house must be awesome!

  16. I would love to know, is there a way to make a single serving of this? assumedly you use 1 cup instead of 12, but would you still use the one cup in a slow cooker, or how else would you do it?

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