I recently made this for a holiday party, and it was a big hit. I kept the crock pot on low throughout the evening, so the flavors continued to infuse. The house smelled great, too. I hope you enjoy it!
Pour enough cider to fill crock pot to ¾ full. Add brown sugar. Stick whole cloves into skin of orange and apple wedges. Place apple, orange and all remaining ingredients into cheese cloth, tie with string and drop into crock pot. Bring to a boil, about 2 to 2 ½ hours on high.
Once the cider is boiling, reduce setting to low. Keep on low for 2 hours or more before serving. Replenish with additional cider when needed; if cider is cold, return setting to high until heated.
Serve or have guests serve themselves from the crock pot. If desired, leave a bottle of spiced rum nearby.