As this cider bubbles away in your slow cooker, the smell of cozy spices and sweet oranges will fill your kitchen. For a festive touch, stir in a cup of dark rum or applejack.
1. Halve 3 oranges. Wash, dry, and thinly slice the ginger. Place the halved oranges, ginger, cider, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise in a 7-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 2 hours. Meanwhile, cut the remaining orange into thin slices. Ladle cider into glasses and garnish with sliced orange.