If there's anything that speaks to the holidays, it's warm apple cider served in mugs that are clutched in cold hands. It's the perfect punch to serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it can be a bit of a pain to make, particularly when you're already preparing countless dishes. However, it doesn't have to be. Throw the ingredients into a slow cooker, as in the recipe that follows, and not only is it easy to make, but it's also easy to keep warm for those straggler guests too!
The most impressive thing about this recipe for you might be that it's made in the slow cooker. To your guests though, it will be that this entire recipe is made from scratch. While it's possible to start with plain old apple juice, using regular apples make this a truly feel-good recipe that will have them coming back for cup after cup. Serve with cinnamon sticks for decoration and to complement all the delicious spices in the cider itself.