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Carrie’s Caramel Apple Cider

Carrie's Caramel Apple Cider

Carrie's Caramel Apple Cider

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Carrie's Caramel Apple Cider

Carrie’s Caramel Apple Cider

Here is another recipe I created because of my sister Jody. She came to my house one day and said we had to go try this hot cider she had at Starbucks, and that I must figure out the recipe.

This is my version and we really enjoy it. You can make it ahead and it only gets better. Perfect for cold nights to warm you through and through.

Carrie’s Caramel Apple Cider

First prepare:  

*Cinnamon Syrup = 1 recipe

1 cup water

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/8 tsp cinnamon oil

Mix in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil for 5 minutes. ???????????????????????????????????? Next:

Ingredients for Cider:

1 recipe of cinnamon syrup*

2 quarts apple juice ( not apple cider)

2 envelopes dry spiced cider drink mix

1/2 cup caramel sundae topping (half of a 12.5 oz. bottle)


Combine the prepared cinnamon syrup*, apple juice, spiced drink mix (dry, not prepared) and caramel topping in a pot.????????????????????????????????????Bring to a simmer and cook  for 15 minutes. Serve warm – hot.

Optional:  Serve with whipped cream and extra caramel sauce.

Store extra in the fridge up to 1 week. 

The flavor improves when allowed to sit/marry. 

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2016

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  1. Jody Meza says:

    I will be forever grateful that I have a sister that has such a pallet that I can take any food to and she can create it, usually re-create it better

  2. Carrie, I love how easy this looks–and that mountain of whipped cream doesn’t hurt 🙂 Sounds like the perfect thing to drink on a blustery fall evening.

  3. Chelsea says:

    Yummy! I am always down for a good glass of caramel apple cider!

  4. Cynthia says:

    This looks easy and very delicious! Thank you!

  5. Katie says:

    Thank you for stopping by this week’s Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. This looks amazing. I will definitely be trying it soon.

    Subscribing now so I can see more of your wonderful ideas!

  6. What a great looking recipe! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!

  7. Ashley J says:

    Where in the grocery store do you find cinnamon oil? I’ve searched online and can’t tell if it should be with the spices or in the pharmacy? The first grocery store I’ve been to didn’t have it.

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