Hot Buttered Ciders

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 quarts apple cider

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 orange, halved

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

4 ounces brandy, for adults


  1. In the sleeve of a slow cooker, combine the cider, brown sugar, and orange halves. Cook on low for 2 hours.
  2. Stir together the butter and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Pour the hot cider into mugs and top with a spoonful of the flavored butter. For adults, pour 1 ounce of brandy into each mug.