(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 105)
Warm and wonderful is how I would describe this crock pot apple cider with orange juice.
I don’t really drink much juice these days.
Weight Watchers taught me to select fruit over juice and it’s a habit that’s stuck.
Unless I’m not feeling well and then all bets are off.
I seem to crave juice, especially orange juice when I’m under the weather.
So, when I saw this recipe for crock pot apple cider with orange juice, in Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes! I decided to give it a try.
As luck would have it, I had everything I needed. The only change I made was to substitute 1/4 cup honey for the full cup of sugar called for. I think juice is sweet enough on it’s own, but the honey seemed soothing, somehow.
The aroma of this crock pot apple cider with orange juice and spices is wonderful as it simmers in the slow cooker. And it tastes delightful too.
I’m wondering how it would be turned into an adult beverage with a shot of vodka, tequila or peach schnapps mixed in??? (For medicinal purposes only, of course 🙂 )
Crock Pot Apple Cider with Orange Juice
- 6 cups orange juice
- 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Fresh orange
- Combine the orange juice, cider, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg in your slow cooker. (I used my 4-Quart.)
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, until heated.
- Slice the orange thinly and float slices of orange in the cooker, before serving.
- Ladle into heatproof glasses or mugs.
Source: Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
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