Recipe #8 – A Warm Cup of Goodness

The air has turned chilly in the Midwest.  And the sun is setting earlier.  And with cold, dark nights comes the need to drink something warm!

So off to the 101 Homestyle Favorites Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch I went.  And I found a recipe for Hot Caramal Apple Cider.  And that sounded like it could warm my toes.
The recipe is:
1/2 gallon of apple cider
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
4 inch cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
1 sliced orange
Combine all ingrediants in a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.  Strain, discard spices and the orange. 

My favorite place to buy cider is from Doud’s Orchard, northern Miami County and just up the road from my house. While we have other orchards in the county making great hard cider, selling great apples and other sweets, I always head to Doud’s for my cider.

My ingrediants were all things found in my cupboards!

And I didn’t measure.  I never do!! Doesn’t it look pretty in my slow cooker?!

8 recipes done, only two more to go!! And then I’ll be giving away a 101 Homestyle Favorites Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch!!
Special thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing me with this great cookbook to try and share with you. If you would like to purchase this or other cookbooks, please visit their store. If you would like to see other great recipes, check out


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