WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Cider
(117 calories | *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
This slow cooker hot spiced apple cider is another first.
It’s the first time I’ve made slow cooker hot spiced cider. And it’s the first time I’ve ever taken a crock pot on vacation!
We went to Flagstaff over the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. The only way to stick with my commitment to use my slow cooker every day for a year was to bring one along. So, I did.
I figured that I could use my little 1-1/2 quart slow cooker to make this super simple slow cooker hot spiced cider in our hotel room.
It turned out to be a great choice. After a day out and about in 30-40 degree weather, which is downright frigid when you are from Phoenix, it was nice to return to a cup of this sweet slow cooker hot spiced cider.
Many hot spiced cider recipes call for brown sugar. But cider is plenty sweet for us. So I skipped it.
And just combined a quart of cider with a cinnamon stick and a couple of Mulling Spices Tea Bags I found unopened way at the back of the cupboard behind the regular tea bags. A cinnamon stick and few whole cloves would work too.
This slow cooker hot spiced cider tasted as delicious as it smelled. It’s a perfect drink to celebrate fall.
According to my calculations, each serving has about 117 calories, *3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Cider
- 1 quart 4 cups apple cider
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 orange sliced (optional)
- Combine the cider, cinnamon stick and cloves in your slow cooker (I used my 1-1/2 quart). Add the orange slices, if using.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 6 hours.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and whole cloves after 6 hours so they don't become too strong.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this slow cooker hot spiced cider recipe, here are some yummy treats that would be great with it:
- Healthy Baked Apples
- Apple Pecan Muffins
- Skinny Apple Brownies
- Slow Cooker Apple Cake
- Skinny Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies
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