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caramel apple cider

(20 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jody Farmer
Fort Worth, TX

A great drink on those cold days.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Drinking a cup of this apple cider is so very reminiscent of enjoying a real caramel apple at the county fair! Except, there's no sticky mess. It's a rich and delicious treat. We rimmed the glass with a little caramel and topped it with whipped cream. This is almost like a dessert and not something you'd have all the time. Perfect on a cool crisp evening. If you want to make this an alcoholic drink, add a shot of whisky or bourbon.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(20 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For caramel apple cider

  • 1/3 c
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 stick
    cinnamon stick

How To Make caramel apple cider

Test Kitchen Tips
As this cider sits, it does separate. If that happens give it a good stir before serving.
  • Brown sugar and whipping cream in a large saucepan.
    Stir together brown sugar and whipping cream in a large saucepan.
  • Cooking until it starts to boil.
    Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until it starts to bubble.
  • Stirring in vanilla extract.
    Stir in vanilla.
  • Adding apple cider.
    Add apple cider. Cook 10 min, stirring often. Garnish if desired.