Warm Vanilla Apple Cider

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When we were on vacation at the Landmark Inn in Cooperstown, they had warm apple cider from the Fly Creek Cider Mill simmering in a crock pot in the dining room all afternoon and it was heaven to come back to at the end of the day. Why not do it at home too? I modified this from a Martha Stewart recipe and it’s so easy I wonder why I don’t do it all the freaking time.

Warm Vanilla Apple Cider 1

I doubled the recipe to accommodate my massive family so don’t let the pictures scare you. Start with some apple cider of your choice. This stuff from Farm Boy doesn’t QUITE match up to the Fly Creek stuff but it’s pretty darned good. Tip about 6 cups apple cider into the bowl of your slow cooker and put it on low heat. You have the option to add some brown sugar to the mix, about 2 tablespoons. This cider is pretty sweet as it is, so I didn’t bother.

Warm Vanilla Apple Cider 2

Grab 2 whole nutmeg seeds and a vanilla bean. Split and scrape the bean and dump all that goodness into the pot and give it a good stirring. Leave it be. Do this first thing in the morning before, say, a lunch party, and just let it do its thing all morning while you do other more important things.

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When you’re ready to imbibe, whip up some heavy cream in a chilled bowl. Add a bit of maple syrup for sweetness. Scoop out all the solids in the slow cooker with a mesh spoon and ladle the delicious cider into a heat-proof mug. Add a dollop of whipped cream and you’re all set for amazing!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

12 thoughts on “Warm Vanilla Apple Cider”

  1. This looks delicious….there are few things that aren’t improved by the addition of whipped cream!

    But if it’s simmering away all afternoon doesn’t the alcohol boil off?

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      1. Haha, it is. Here we refer to the regular pressed apple stuff as apple cider, and if it’s fermented to produce alcohol then usually we refer to it as hard cider, or alcoholic cider. For the nonalcoholic stuff feel free to add a dash of bourbon right before you drink it – it’s amazing!

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