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Infused Spiced Apple Cider

’tis the Season for Apple Cider

Who doesn’t love a nice soul-warming drink to ring in the [delayed] fall season here in Arizona? As it turns out, that’s a decent amount of people but, you’re one of us.
You love warm fall vibes and pumpkin things.
You love sustainable living.
You’re all about the changing of the season.

We decided to try this recipe after Chef Teresa Hansen posted it on her Instagram. The photo could almost be smelled and was too good to pass up. We knew we needed to make it this year!

This cider is crockpot made with all of the fall goodness you could buy in a Target candle. The house smelled amazing for days! This was the festive flavor that helped lift our spirits during this quarantine.

If 2020 taught us anything, it is to make time to appreciate the little things in life. Like Spiced Apple Cider.

Apples are high in fiber which increases the health of your gut microbiome in addition to powerful plant compounds known as flavonoids that can aid in reducing inflammation.

– Chef Teresa Hansen


Spiced Apple Cider

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings; 1 serving= 10 ounces

Ingredients (with Back Home Garden Flair)

64 ounces unfiltered apple cider (We used Honey Crisp)

2 cups water

4 bags chai black tea

2 whole cinnamon sticks (Or a few good shakes of Pumpkin Spice; We won’t tell!)

1 inch piece ginger, sliced (Or a ginger tea bag)

1/2 cup fresh whole cranberries (We recommed Slicing a half cup of this)

1 orange, sliced

½ apple, thinly sliced (Or big Honey Crisp slices to munch on)

2 tablespoons honey (Infused with your Favorite Herb)

(+ 1 plum, Chunky dice)


  1. Pour apple cider and water into a large crockpot.
  2. Add tea bags, cinnamon sticks, ginger, cranberries, sliced oranges and apples.
  3. Set crockpot to high heat.  After 1 hour remove tea bags and continue to heat for another hour.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together honey and (herb) tincture until fully combined.  Whisk mixture into cider when ready to serve.
  5. Serve with additional sliced oranges and apples. Enjoy!

Published by dankdiaries420

Hello! My name is Rochelle "Shelly". I live in Mesa, Arizona and write about my daily life in cannabis, in my garden, or in my kitchen! As an advocate for patients, the chronically ill, and mental health it is my goal to start a conversation.

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