Great basic recipe and variations. I have tried the Rosemary, Citrusy and Cranberry versions. All good, but my favorite is the rosemary! I did not add the brown sugar to any of them, as we do not like it that sweet. I used homemade unfiltered cider. I used the crockpot set on low for 3 hours. Thanks for a nice fall warmer-upper! Made for Fall 2009 My 3 Chefs game.