Caramel Apple Cider
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)
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.
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
I like to serve it in a pretty cup.
Topped with whip cream, a little caramel, and cinnamon
I hope apple juice is on sale this week….I have a feeling we’re going to be having a lot of this!
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 cups apple cider or apple juice (I used apple juice)
- In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, stir together sugar and cream
- Cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes or until bubbly.
- Stir in vanilla and apple juice.
- Cook (still on medium) about 10 minutes or until heated through
- Top with whip cream, a little caramel, and cinnamon
- 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.
- Even though you may be temped to turn up the heat....DON'T...it will scorch the cream
- Many times I use "generic" brand foods but I recommend a higher quality juice for this recipe. I used Mott's.
This post featured at Daily Dish Magazine, What’d You Do This Weekend, Turn It Up Tuesday, Twirl and Take a Bow, The Wednesday Round Up
The Mad Mommy
November 17, 2015 at 3:32 PM
This looks so delicious! I love hot apple cider! Thank you for sharing this recipe and for hosting the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup with me!
November 17, 2015 at 7:28 PM
Thanks! It’s one of our favorite fall recipes.
Jamie | anderson + grant
October 27, 2014 at 2:10 PM
MMM!!! This sounds like a really delicious recipe. I must try it soon! Thanks for sharing it with us at Your Turn to Shine!
October 23, 2014 at 3:16 PM
I pinned this! Visiting from inspire me Monday!
December 19, 2013 at 6:35 AM
This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing with this week’s Throwback Thursday party!
December 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM
You transformed apple cider into something amazing! Pinned and am featuring at Family Fun Friday. 🙂
December 4, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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!
November 30, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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 🙂
November 25, 2013 at 12:30 AM
It looks delicious and it makes such a pretty presentation! Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!
November 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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!
November 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM
This looks amazing! I will have to try this while my brother is home on leave for Thanksgiving. Plus it sounds super easy!
November 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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.
November 22, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Love it and beautiful presentation! I’d love for you to add this to our link part y @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/friday-follow-along-linky-party-tgif.html
November 22, 2013 at 5:53 PM
Thanks Allie for inviting me!
Robin~All Things Heart and Home
November 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM
Oh my goodness this look AMAZING! I’ll be trying this very soon! Thanks for linking to Twirl & Take a Bow! I’m featuring it next Tuesday so everyone can make some! xo
November 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM
This sounds so amazing! I love warm drinks!! I can’t WAIT to try this! Might have to make it this weekend! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever! Pinning now!
Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
November 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM
This just seems perfect for fall! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Have a great week!
November 21, 2013 at 3:27 AM
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”!
November 21, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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!
Lauren @ Imperfect & Fabulous
November 20, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I love apple cider and I love caramel so this sounds like heaven in a cup to me! I’m stopping by from Pin It Thursday.
Lauren @ imperfectandfabulous.blogspot.com
November 21, 2013 at 6:18 AM
Great description Lauren! That’s just about right, but it’s nice to have someone else say it. Thanks for stopping by.
Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
November 20, 2013 at 8:16 PM
Um can I say YUM! I have got to try this. I love all things apple. Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up! Hope you will come back next week! Sharing this on my Facebook page!
November 21, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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.
November 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM
THAT looks amazing!!!!! I am soooo gonna make it!!! (Visiting from DYW link up!)
L R Jensen
November 20, 2013 at 9:57 AM
Awesome, thank you!
November 20, 2013 at 7:56 AM
Sounds super yummy! Thanks for sharing it with Time for Mom!
November 19, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Wowwww what a treat!!!! Mmm I can almost smell it from here 😉
November 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Danita, this looks so incredibly delicious! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning! Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and a happy week!
November 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM
I am pinning this so I will have it and remember to try it. My kids love apple juice. I am thinking they would love this, too.
Kayla @ Home Coming
November 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM
This sounds delish! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-diyers-38.html
November 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM
Thanks for stopping by Kayla and for inviting me to your link party! Have a great week.
November 18, 2013 at 5:15 AM
This looks so good! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
November 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM
This looks delicious! I’m pinning it to my Yummy Drinks board. 🙂
November 13, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Y-U-M! I’m not usually big on warm drinks other than coffee but for this, I will make the exception!
November 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM
This looks really yummy!!
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