Quick and Easy Hot Apple Cider spiced up with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, oranges and lemon, it's perfect for the holidays!
Pour the apple cider and sugar into a pan along with the lemon and orange peels.
Put the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth and tie it with a piece of kitchen string and add to the pan. If you don't have muslin you can just drop the spices directly in the apple cider.
Place the pan over moderate heat for 5 - 10 minutes, or until the cider is simmering but not boiling.
Remove the cider from the heat and take out the muslin with the spices and the peel, or skim out all the cloves and cinnamon sticks and all spice berries if they are not in muslin.
Pour the apple cider, sugar, lemon and orange peels, and the spices into the slow cooker and simmer for a couple hours on low.
You can serve it hot directly from the crockpot, remove the spices and peel after a couple of hours.
slightly adapted from allrecipes
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