Monday, November 17, 2014
What is it about the simple apple that makes me weak in the knees? The perfect apple, how would you describe it? Mine would be firm, juicy, crispy, sweet and slightly tart. My favorite apples are the Honeycrisp variety. Have you tried them? If not, you must. And now.
Anyway, I love apples. Aside from sweet and savory recipes, I love apple flavored beverages. Apple cider to be specific. Me and apple cider go way back. I mean, like over 25 years ago. I remember the first time I tasted it. I was first drawn in by the intoxicating smell; apples and cinnamon, to this day still one of my favorite smells. Then I took my first sip and that was it. I was hooked.
When the first hint of cool weather arrives and the jugs of apple cider begin to fill the shelves I get so excited. I can't resist buying a jug and quickly getting home to make a mug of the perfect fall drink. I fill my mug, cozy up on the couch and enjoy my favorite drink.
Salted Caramel Apple Cider
3 Cups apple cider
2 Tbsp red hots
1 Cinnamon stick
3 Tbsp caramel sauce, plus more for topping
1/4 Tsp salt, plus more for topping
Whipped cream, for topping
Place cider, red hots and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Bring mixture to a simmer and allow to for about 5 minutes, until red hots are dissolved. Add caramel sauce and salt and allow to simmer another 2 minutes, stirring to incorporate the caramel.
Pour hot cider in two glasses. Top with whipped cream, caramel and another sprinkle of salt. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original