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A couple of mugs of warm Spiked Pear Cider are just what you need on a cold fall or winter's night.
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Spiked Pear Cider

This slow cooker recipe is a fun new take on cider and can easily be made nonalcoholic for the young 'uns or non-drinkers in the crowd.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 216kcal


For the cider:

  • 8 pears, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 of a whole vanilla bean
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 cups filtered water

For one cocktail:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 4-6 ounces pear cider


  • Combine all of the cider ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours.
  • Strain cider into a pitcher or a few Mason jars and discard solids.
  • To make the cocktail, measure out 2 ounces of bourbon into a mug and add 4-6 ounces of the cider (depending on the size of your mug.) Enjoy warm.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg