Drinks, Slow Cooker

Caramel Apple Cider

Okay, I’m not a cold-loving person…..and I grew up in northern Utah. Winters just aren’t my friend. That’s one of many reasons we moved to Texas (we have yet to see how we like the HOT of summer here), to avoid the wintry snow and cold. The one good thing about cold weather? Curling up with a nice cup of Caramel Apple Cider. I love it! So when my friend mentioned making it IN A SLOW COOKER, I thought ‘perfection’! With a touch of caramel, it ALMOST had me missing the snow back in Utah.

Slow-cooker Caramel Apple Cider / Busy Mom's Helper


  • 64 oz. Apple juice
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks (more or less, depending on preference)
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • 1/2 jar Caramel sauce
  • Additional Caramel sauce for drizzling


  1. Cook the apple juice and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker on High for about 4 hours.
  2. Remove the cinnamon sticks prior to serving. Stir in the Caramel sauce (about 1/2 jar).
  3. Be sure to serve in heat-proof cups, because it will be hot! Top with whipped cream and a drizzling of caramel sauce.

Notes: I went through a whole jar of caramel sauce for one batch of caramel apple cider, but my friend says she only uses half total. So base it on your preference. Obviously, I love caramel! Also, after about 4 hours I turn it to ‘keep warm’, so I can just get another glass still hot when I want throughout the day. If the cup has been sitting awhile, stir it before drinking, as the caramel and cinnamon tend to separate. 

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