There is nothing better than cozying up in a big arm chair with a good book when the weather gets chilly.  …Except when you can wrap your hand around a toasty mug full of something of warm and delicious while you’re doing it.  And that’s exactly what you’ll find yourself doing with this Spiced Caramel Apple Cider.  Full of all the season’s flavors, this piping hot apple cider with its smooth caramel, bright oranges, warm spices and dollop of whipped cream is the perfect companion for quiet moments in your favorite chair, fireside with some s’mores or as a the perfect “warm up” after a hayride or ball game.  To be honest, there’s never a bad time for this Spiced Caramel Cider which makes it all the better that you can whip it up hands-free right in your crock pot!

Two mugs of Caramel Apple Cider piled high with cinnamon whipped cream.

What You Need to Make Caramel Apple Cider in your Crock Pot

  • apple cider
  • caramel topping
  • half and half
  • ground cinnamon & cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves
  • vanilla
  • orange
  • whipped topping (optional)

The ingredients for caramel apple cider in the crock pot ready to brew.

This recipe is so simple since it starts with ready-made ingredients and just builds from there.  Apple cider, cream (half & half) and caramel topping are stirred together in the crock pot to make a the delicious base.  Then it’s time to layer on the rich flavors.  Vanilla, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and orange slices are added before the crock pot is turned on to bring all the flavors to together.

Dishing up spiced caramel apple cider into copper mugs to enjoy.

Get ready for the whole house to smell wonderfully warm and inviting as this spiced apple caramel cider bubbles and simmers it’s way to perfection.  You’ll know when it’s ready to serve because it will be steaming hot and the cider, caramel and cream will be perfectly blended.

2 mugs of spiced caramel apple cider topped with cinnamon whipped cream.

Topped with mountains of whipped topping and a dusting of ground cinnamon, this apple cider a welcome sight on any chilly day.  

a copper mug of caramel apple cider.

A gorgeous and special treat all on its own or the perfect crowning glory to any festivity, this snuggly drink is one that makes any day special.  And why shouldn’t it?  We have blessed lives to live, my friend!

Seasonal Pretties to Make and Serve This Spiced Caramel Apple Cider

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Two mugs of Caramel Apple Cider piled high with cinnamon whipped cream.

Spiced Caramel Apple Cider in a Crock Pot

Piping hot apple cider with its smooth caramel, bright oranges, warm spices and dollop of whipped cream is the perfect fall companion.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, crock pot, Easy Recipe, Fall
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 64 oz apple cider
  • 12 oz caramel topping
  • 8 oz half & half
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 slices orange
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp whole cloves


  • whipped topping
  • ground cinnamon


  • In 4-6 qt crock pot, add cider and caramel, stirring until well blended.  Slowly stir in cream until all liquids come together.  Add rest of ingredients.
  • Turn crock pot on medium to high.  Let cook for 1 hour.  Stirring occasionally.
  • Serve when hot and cream is blended with cider.  
  • Garnish with whipped topping and ground cinnamon before serving or let guests garnish their own.


Cloves, cinnamon sticks or oranges can be removed before serving.  I leave mine in and just serve around them for a more rustic, cozy service.

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