Oxmoor House
12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

If you'd prefer a beverage with less spice, try substituting apple juice for the apple cider. It's fantastic either way.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place sugar and 3 tablespoons water in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar melts, stirring gently. Continue cooking 5 minutes or until golden (do not stir). Remove from heat; let stand 1 minute. Add butter, stirring until melted. Gradually add whipping cream, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until caramel sauce is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Place allspice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely. Place in a 4-quart electric slow cooker. Add cider, orange juice, and caramel sauce, stirring until caramel sauce dissolves. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Stir in lemon juice.

Step 3

Ladle cider into mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

jennykate521's Review

December 17, 2013
This was an absolute disaster! The caramel completely separated from the remainder of the cider, coagulating on top and leaving what was anticipated to be a delightful holiday drink looking like anything but. I could not bring myself to serve this to guests and it went completely to waste. Such a shame...the recipe sounded very promising.

boos33's Review

December 10, 2013