• 10 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 orange peel
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (or 1 tbsp ground cinnamon)
  • 3 anise stars
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves (or 1 teaspoon clove powder)
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • Water
  1. Place the apples, orange peel, and spices in the slow cooker. Add just enough water to cover the fruit.
  2. Set to High and cook for 3 hours.
  3. Use a potato masher or large spoon to mash the apples and release its liquids. Cook for another hour.
  4. Let the cider cool slightly. Very carefully, use a fine mesh sieve to slowly strain the chunky liquid into a large pot. Discard the solids. Run the cider through the sieve one more time, if needed.
  5. Serve the cider warm garnished with cinnamon sticks, anise stars, or apple and orange slices.