Awwww… Fall is really starting to settle in. The fog over the Snohomish Valley is making a daily appearance in the morning, and there’s a nip in the air. This really is my favorite time of the year. All the leaves changing colors, pumpkin patches open for action, and my favorite tall boots are back in rotation. Can’t beat it, if you ask me!

With Fall comes my desire for a hot beverage in my hand throughout the day. One of my favorite treats is spiced hot apple cider. Over the years, my friends have come to expect it sitting on the stove or in the slow cooker when they come to my house this time of the year.

It’s about time I shared this easy spiced hot apple cider with you all!  So sorry I’ve been holding out on you!  One of the things I love about this recipe is that all of the spices live in my pantry year-round.  In fact, this recipe may be the main reason that cinnamon sticks do live in my pantry all year!

Most of the time I make this cider in my slow cooker so I don’t have a hot burner going for hours.  Once the cider has cooked for a while, I like to keep it on warm and take the top off so that the delicious scent of the cider wafts through the house.

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Drinks
Author: Suzie Bauer


  • 1/2 gal Fresh Apple Juice
  • 2 4" Cinnamon Sticks
  • 24 Whole Cloves
  • 18 Whole All Spice Berries
  • 5 Whole Black Peppercorn


  • Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and set to low for 4 hours. To cook on your stove top, add ingredients to a large pot and set to medium-low for 4 hours.
  • Serve warm. Be sure to strain out the spices when serving. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.