A few (maybe ten) years ago, Bob and I went to a little town called Oregon Illinois during their Fall Festival. I had HOT apple cider for the first time, and just couldn't get enough. Since then, I like to make hot mulled cider in the crock pot this time of year.
Hot Apple Cider
1/2 cup of brown sugar 2 quarts of cider 1 teaspoon of whole allspice 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks Orange slices
Place whole allspice and whole cloves into a tea strainer. Put all ingredients into the crock pot. Cover. Cook on LOW for 2 to 8 hours. Use a ladle to serve cider directly from the crock pot.