Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Fruity and Spicy (cinnamon sticks,allspice, cloves, cardamom pods, vanilla bean) Cider to warm the soul!


  1. Combine cider, cranberry juice, water, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cardamom pods,& vanilla bean into slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low heat for 2-4 hours.
  3. Garnish with orange slices, if desired and fresh cranberries for a more colorful celebration.
Most Helpful

This was really enjoyable. Could not find cardamom pods in my area, so I added some ground cardamom. This was still really good, but next time I would leave out the vanilla bean. It tasted fine, but probably almost tripled the cost of the cider. I don't think the bean was worth the added cost.

erisvc October 31, 2010

Wonderful cider! I really enjoyed the cardamom. I left out the rum, and the kids guzzled it down with me! Very good with no added sugar. Thanks!

Kaarin January 04, 2006

Delicious and so easy! I made this for work and just let it simmer in the break room all day for a wonderful treat for all. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ December 02, 2005