Slow Cooker Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim [no refined sugar] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider with a Caramel Pecan Rim will be the hit of your parties or dinner parties all Fall and Winter long! The combination of the caramel and nutty pecans with the warming cider is perfection, and made with no added sugar.. Have it without any alcohol, or spike it as desired with your favorite liquor! Made in partnership with the American Pecan Council!

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No sugar added, simple to make, and definitely a new go-to drink when entertaining for the holidays! I put this out and let everyone add in their favorite alcohol: caramel vodka, brandy, bourbon, or wine!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

If you love the combination of cinnamon + warm apple cider + a touch of cranberries, this is definitely a must-try! The best part? All you have to do is toss everything in a slow cooker and BOOM. Mulled cider perfection.

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Get creative with this recipe for holiday entertaining by creating an individual spiked cider bar! Simply place liquor such as bourbon, red wine, or rum next to the slow cooker and let friends or family create their own spiked mulled cider beverage!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I’m back with another fabulous recipe in partnership with my friends at the American Pecan Council! Pecans are my favorite nut! They are lower in carbs and higher in fiber compared to many other nuts, and they’re a “good” source of monounsaturated fat, including the beneficial oleic acid that’s found in olive oil! A handful of pecans (about 19 halves) is a good source of fiber, thiamin, and zinc, and an excellent source of copper and manganese – a mineral that’s essential for metabolism and bone health. Plus, they have that yummy, buttery flavor! I love using pecan pieces to make my life easier during the chopping of them!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider with Pecan Rim

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Serves 8

Ingredients

    Mulled Cider Ingredients

    • 1.5 liters of fresh apple cider
    • 4 star anise
    • 3 cinnamon sticks, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 orange thinly sliced, used half of the slices on serving glasses and 1/2 of the slices for the mulled cider
    • 1/2 lime, thinly sliced
    • 1-inch knob of ginger, skin removed
    • 1 cup fresh cranberries

    Pecan Caramel Rim

    Add-In Alcohol Options

    • Bourbon, 2 ounces per glass
    • Dark rum, 2 ounces per glass
    • White wine, to taste
    • Caramel Vodka or Regular Vodka, 2 ounces per glass

    Directions

    1. Place all mulled cider ingredients into a slow cooker. Set on low for 4 hours.

    2. While cider cooks, make a batch of caramel. Place coconut milk, vanilla, butter and sea salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low and let simmer, whisking often, for about 30 minutes or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Take off heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator until the mulled cider is ready.

    3. Pour caramel onto a small, shallow plate.

    4. On a separate shallow plate, place crushed pecans.

    5. Dip your glass of choice in the caramel until the entire rim is well covered. Dip the caramel rim into the pecan mixture. Pour mulled cider into glasses and spike your drink with the desired alcohol if using, then stir and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    1. Storage: Leftover cider can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
    2. Make It On The Stovetop: Simmer the mulled cider ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat. Cover and let simmer for about 1 hour. Make sure that the cider stays at a low simmer, if it comes to a boil, the cider can separate!
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    Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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    Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

    This Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner has everything you want, made in one slow cooker dish. It tastes like a big ‘ol Thanksgiving meal! Tender chicken and flavorful veggies that are cooked to perfection.

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    Happy Slow Cooker Sunday! I am in love with this dish. Truly. It took me a few rounds to get it where I wanted it to be for you to make it, and MAN is this delicious.

    Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

    I love the flavors that these fresh herbs add. Like Thanksgiving dinner!

     Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

    Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 3 hr

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 carrots, diced
    • 5 potatoes, diced
    • 3 celery stalks, diced
    • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
    • Salt and pepper

    Optional

    • 1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
    • 1 large sweet potato, cubed

    Sauce

    Directions

  • Place the garlic, onions, carrots, potatoes, pepper, and sweet potato in the insert of your slow cooker. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place on top of veggies in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  • Place on high for 3 hours, or on low for 7 hours.
  • Once done, place your oven on broil and transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Broil on high for 1 minute to crisp up the chicken skin.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper and serve hot.
  • Recipe Notes

  • 1. For fully dairy-free, omit butter
  • 2. I prefer this without sweet potato as it gets a drop soft.
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    Classic Chicken Soup (Slow Cooker & Instant Pot)

    This Classic Chicken Soup is my best chicken soup I’ve made to date, and it is made in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot! It has all the flavors of your classic chicken soup just like grandma used to make. Packed with tons of veggies and tender chicken, this classic comfort soup is perfect for a rainy Fall or Winter day, or if you come down with a little sickness.

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    I am SO excited about this soup. Growing up in a Jewish home, chicken soup was a staple (and still is) for holidays and anytime someone started to come down with something. I’ve eaten A LOT of chicken soup in my day, and this is hands down my favorite. PLUS, it’s literally the easiest recipe to throw together.

    Classic Chicken Soup

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    Classic Chicken Soup

    How to make chicken soup in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker!

    Classic Chicken Soup

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    Classic Chicken Soup

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 8 hr Serves 6

    Ingredients

    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 5 carrots, diced
    • 2 onions, diced
    • 4 celery stalks, diced
    • 1 3-pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
    • 6 cups water
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more for salting the chicken and more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
    • 1 bay leaf

    Directions

    1. Place garlic, carrots, onion, and celery into the insert of your slow cooker.
    2. Pat chicken dry and season generously with sea salt, then add the chicken into the slow cooker.
    3. Add in the water, dill, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
    4. Set on low for 8 hours.
    5. Once done, discard the bay leaf and remove the chicken to shred. Discard the skin and bones.
    6. Place chicken back into the slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

    Recipe Notes

    For Instant Pot:

    1. Place veggies in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
    2. Top with chicken, herbs, and spices.
    3. Add 6 cups water.
    4. Push 'Soup' and let cook for 30 minutes. Let slow release or use quick release.
    5. Shred chicken, discarding skin and bones.
    6. Adjust salt and pepper as desired.
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    Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

    Slow Cooker Sunday is officially onto it’s second month and I am so excited that so many of you are loving this series like I am! 

    Baked apples always used to intimidate me. I always thought they’d be a challenge to make. Not with your slow cooker! They come together so flawlessly.

    Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

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    This Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew is comforting, light yet hearty, and full of flavor! It’s the perfect slow cooker Sunday meal that will have leftovers for lunches and dinners throughout the week! 

    Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew

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    Slow Cooker Short Rib StewHappy cooking, friends!

    Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew

    Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 8 hr

    Ingredients

    Directions

  • Trim excess fat off of the short ribs and cut them into small 1 1/2 inch bite-size cubes. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a skillet, heat oil or butter and brown short ribs on all sides.
  • Place garlic, onion, potatoes carrots, and the parsnips and mushrooms if adding, in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Place meat on top, then add in the diced tomatoes, beef broth, arrowroot flour, teaspoon of salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes.
  • Set slow cooker to low for 8 hours. Once done, remove thyme sprigs and bay leaf, and add additional salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes as desired.
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    Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 4 hr Serves 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

    • Place sliced onion in the bottom of the insert of your slow cooker.
    • Add coconut milk, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, sugar, and spices. Toss to combine.
    • Add in chicken and mix to coat.
    • Set on high for 4 hours. When done, shred with two forks.
    • Serve over white rice or cauliflower rice, garnish, and enjoy.

    Recipe Notes

    • For Whole30, omit the sugar.
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