Try this fuss-free recipe for hot mulled apple cider. Three to four hours before your party is scheduled to start, insert 12 whole cloves into an unpeeled orange. Add to your slow cooker along with 6 cups apple cider or juice and 3 cinnamon sticks. Turn the slow cooker on low and forget about it until party time. When the guests arrive, they will be welcomed with the irresistible aroma of the spicy sweet cider. Transfer the slow cooker to the serving table and let your guests help themselves. The slow cooker will keep the cider warm throughout the evening with no attention needed from you!