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Chai Spice Apple Cider

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  • Author: Rebecca Neidhart
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 8 oz. servings 1x


Give your apple cider a unique twist with a some chai spice. It’s simple and warmly spiced–a perfect fall drink.


  • 1 quart (32 oz.) apple cider
  • 1 Tablespoon chai spice mix
  • 23 Tablespoons honey
  • 34 orange slices
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • Cinnamon sticks, to garnish


Place the apple cider in a pot. Stir in the chai spice, honey, and orange and apple slices.

Heat it over low heat for 2 hours. You don’t want it to boil, but just lightly steam.

After 1 hour, taste the chai apple cider to see if you like the flavors. Adjust them to your liking. You may wish to add more spice or honey. The flavors will continue to develop as it heats, and if they are too strong for your liking you can add water.


Making Apple Cider in the Crockpot

You can also warm the apple cider in a crockpot. It’s actually simpler, because you don’t have to keep track of the temperature to make sure it’s not overheating.

To make the Chai Apple Cider in the crockpot, prepare it the same way you would in a pot, but in the insert to your crockpot. Warm it on low heat for 4-6 hours, then adjust the flavors to your liking and serve.


  • This recipe multiplies easily and well, but large batches (1 gallon or more) will need longer to steep.
  • If you prefer, you can sweeten the cider with brown sugar or maple syrup.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours