Crock Pot Cider Recipe - yum. HOT SPICED CIDER 1/2 gallon apple cider 1 cup brown sugar, or more to taste 1 tea spoon whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 1 orange slice Pour apple cider in crock pot. Add sugar and stir. Put the cloves in a tea ball and add to pot. Layer the cinnamon sticks and orange slices on top. Cover and simmer on high, stirring occasionally. Once hot, turn on low to keep warm.