Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

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Try this Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider recipe, and see just how great using a slow cooker can be to make a huge range of foods that go far beyond the usual cooking of meat, chicken or fish. A slow cooker is a fabulous way to prepare meats, most of us probably already know that much. But as slow cookers have become more and more popular as cooking equipment in the home kitchen, chefs have worked to make that tool even more useful and versatile. Today, slow cookers are used to make all kinds of foods including both savory as well as sweet dishes. So this new twist, to make a drink in a slow cooker, makes plenty of sense, too.

This slow cooker caramel apple cider recipe is so simple that the kids, as long as they know how to pour out of a container, could make this drink. It is a simple blend of two ingredients that are then left to heat for as long as you feel like leaving them. In fact, you could use this drink to just make your house and home smell like the holidays! The scent of apple and cinnamon is always pleasing to the nose, and everyone will head straight to the kitchen to see what is cooking. Then they can get their drink of apple cider, straight from your slow cooker.

The slow cooker is derived from the Jewish tradition of not baking on the Sabbath, considered a day of complete rest from work. Even the ovens had to be turned off on this day, so the night before Sabbath the ovens would be allowed to go out in preparation for the next day of rest. So the housewives would sit their foods in and next to the oven and allow the next day’s food to cook slowly in the dying heat of the oven fire. The foods were fabulous, and a way of cooking was born. In the early 20th century an enterprising entrepreneur saw this going on, and developed a mini version of this process, today’s slow cooker was born. And since its inception way back then, the slow cooker has become more and more popular. Interestingly, little to nothing has ever been done to improve the way that the slow cooker works, and it remains a hard working little tool that can do a lot for you in the kitchen. Making a little apple cider is nothing more than heating some ingredients on the stove top, so the slow cooker makes an ideal vehicle for this sweet winter drink. Enjoy the drink, and get the kids to help. They will love it. Enjoy this apple cider drink soon.

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