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Crock Pot Cranberry Pear Cider

November 2, 2019

· Recipes

Would you just take a look at this today my friends! I'm going to share the recipe and my thoughts.

Not only is this something delicious to keep you warm throughout the week, but just imagine how wonderful your house is going to smell.

The key to making this mulled cider in the crockpot is to be sure to add an orange. I don’t know why the orange makes all the difference, but it does.

This slow cooker Cranberry Pear Cider is also naturally sweetened with maple syrup. The pears give quite a bit of sweetness on their own, so you might not even need the maple syrup. I suggest tasting it first, then adding maple syrup to your desired sweetness. You could also use brown sugar if you don’t want to use maple syrup.


  • 10 pears quartered
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 16 cloves
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup can sub brown sugar
  • 8 cups water


  • Push the cloves into the orange rind.

  • Add pears, orange, cranberries and spices to a large slow cooker/ crock pot. Fill with 8 cups of water.

  • Cover and set to low for 4-5 hours.

  • About one hour before it is done mash all the ingredients with a whisk or potato masher.

  • Continue to cook for one more hour.

  • When finished cooking, strain all solids with a fine mesh sieve. Rinse out slow cooker. Return to strained cider to slow cooker. Pour in the maple syrup and stir to combine (Can add more or less to taste, or use brown sugar instead of maple syrup).

  • Garnish with orange and pear slices, cranberries and cinnamon sticks.

I can't wait to make this and when I do, I'll be tipping my mug to you my friends!

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