Caramel Apple Cider

★★★★★ 20 Reviews
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By Jody Farmer
from 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
serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top


  •   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

Test Kitchen Tips
As this cider sits, it does separate. If that happens give it a good stir before serving.
  • 1
    Stir together brown sugar and whipping cream in a large saucepan.
  • 2
    Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until it starts to bubble.
  • 3
    Stir in vanilla.
  • 4
    Add apple cider. Cook 10 min, stirring often. Garnish if desired.