Caramel Apple Cider
Makes about 10 servings
  • 1¼ cups sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 (1.5-liter) bottles apple cider
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 3 small Granny Smith apples, halved
  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons water over medium heat without stirring until sugar is golden brown. (The darker the color, the richer the flavor.) Gradually add cider; cook until sugar is dissolved. Add cinnamon stick, and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Dip apple halves in remaining ¼ cup sugar; place cut side down in skillet. Cook until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Float apples in Dutch oven for serving.
Recipe by Taste of the South at