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Caramel Apple Cider

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This is quite possibly my favorite “Holiday” drink!  It’s super easy and DELICIOUS!  It tastes just like Apple Pie.  

We first made Caramel Apple Cider when my in-laws were visiting at Christmas. I had totally forgotten about it until my mother-in-law called the other day to ask me a question about it.  I couldn’t even find the recipe; thankfully, she had a copy.  Now that it’s on the blog, I’ll always know where to find it.  I love having and “online cookbook”! 

The recipe calls for only four cups of apple juice; I doubled it which used the whole bottle. We had some friends here and I thought we might drink it all but we didn’t.  I wasn’t sure if it would be good reheated but since it was too good to throw away, I put what was left back in the apple juice bottle and stored it in the frig.  Later when my husband came home I reheated it on the stove and it was just as good the second time.  

Since the recipe calls for heavy cream I figured I would just get a larger carton so I could have enough to make my own whipped cream.  Ready made would be fine, too.

  Here’s the Recipe: 

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups apple cider or apple juice (I used  Mott’s apple juice.  I often use “generics” but for this recipe I recommend a higher quality juice)

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 In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, stir together sugar and cream

***The first time we made this we were a little concerned about the heat and heavy cream.  We followed the directions anyway and sure enough…it turned out fine.

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 Cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes or until bubbly.

***MIne took a bit longer, my stove top heats up slowly***

**Even though you may be temped to turn up the heat….DON’T…it will scorch the cream**

Stir in vanilla and apple juice.  

Cook (still on medium) about 10 minutes or until heated through

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I like to serve it in a pretty cup.

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Topped with whip cream, a little caramel, and cinnamon

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I hope apple juice is on sale this week….I have a feeling we’re going to be having a lot of this!

Caramel Apple Cider
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  2. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 4 cups apple cider or apple juice (I used apple juice)
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, stir together sugar and cream
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Stir in vanilla and apple juice.
  4. Cook (still on medium) about 10 minutes or until heated through
  5. Top with whip cream, a little caramel, and cinnamon
Notes
  1. The first time we made this we were a little concerned about the heat and heavy cream. We followed the directions anyway and sure enough...it turned out fine.
  2. Even though you may be temped to turn up the heat....DON'T...it will scorch the cream
  3. Many times I use "generic" brand foods but I recommend a higher quality juice for this recipe. I used Mott's.
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35 Responses

    1. Danita

      Thanks Monica! It really is a wonderful recipe for a cold winter day. Thanks for pinning and I’m honored to be feature. Merry Christmas!

  1. Oh boy! That looks lovely! I’m sure it’s delicious. I’m also sure my husband would add some kind of liquor to it 🙂 Thanks for sharing with Tapas Tuesday Social Happy Hour. Have a great week 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! I have some homemade apple cider I’d love to try it out with. Thanks for linking up to What’d You Do This Weekend, and I just wanted to let you know I am featuring this for tomorrow’s linkup! Followed and pinned 🙂 Have a great night!

    –Ashley

    1. Danita

      Thanks Victoria! It is super easy and if you like apple pie, it’s amazing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family. Tell your brother, “Thanks” for his service…hope he enjoys the cider.

  3. I am literally writing this down on my list of “things I want to make sure I make/do this year for the month of December”. The name is a little long but that’s ok 😉 Me writing it down is way better than pinning it because that means I won’t forget it about it later. But I’ll still pin it so others know about this delicious recipe 🙂

    Don’t forget to come by this Friday for the first party of “The Merriest Blog Hop”!

    1. Danita

      Thanks Alicia! I think you will love it. I know exactly what you mean about writing things down…I love Pinterest but there’s nothing like a good handwritten list to get things done. Look forward to stopping by tomorrow’s blog hop…thanks for inviting me. Have a great weekend!

    1. Danita

      Thanks for sharing Emily! If you love apple, you will love this. It’s like drinking apple pie…with ice cream. Hope you’re having a great week.

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