| Recipes |

What a Crock: Spiced Apple Iced Tea

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

This time of year in Houston is perfect for picnics or relaxing on the patio. Enjoying a nice beverage such as this one only adds to the experience.

The rundown Do remember in the '80s, when the big rage was setting your massive jug of tea in sun? It was wonderful. But who needs to take it outside when you can make a perfectly good batch with the help of your trusty crock pot? This recipe contains five simple ingredients--most of which are probably hidden somewhere in your pantry.

The taste If you enjoy that cinnamon, apple and clove combination, this iced tea is for you. I had just one issue. Although everything tasted great, the flavors reminded me way too much of the Fall. That said, the tartness of the apples, combined with the cinnamon spice, really came through. Believe me, those flavors aren't subtle. They will punch you in the face. I highly recommend adding a packet of sweetener to any prepared glass.

The ease Very simple. Just take two apples and slice into fairly thin pieces. Line the bottom of your crock pot with the apples. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and six tea bags. Pour in the water, set on High for three hours, and you're good to go. Strain the ingredients when done and pour over some ice.

The tip This recipe yields a good amount of tea, at least enough for 10-12 people.

Follow Eating Our Words on Facebook and on Twitter @EatingOurWords

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.