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Salted Caramel Apple Cider

Hot apple cider with a twist! This rich and perky salted caramel apple cider is just the thing to sip while sitting around the fireplace this Christmas Eve. I bet Santa wouldn’t mind a mug full either!

Salted Caramel Apple Cider #christmas #holiday #winter

It’s Friday, just a few days before Christmas… I’ll keep it short and sweet today.

Not long ago we had a group of friends over to our house. On a whim, I poured a gallon of fresh apple cider in the slow cooker, along with a cup of caramel flavored syrup and a spoonful of good quality sea salt.

And do you know what? I had an instant hit on my hands, with the kids and adults alike!

Salted Caramel Apple Cider is SO GOOD guys. Tart apple flavor with a rich buttery salty caramel essence.

Salted Caramel Apple Cider #christmas #holiday #winter

The kids sipped Salted Caramel Apple Cider with warm smiles and a twinkle in their eyes. And the grownups… well they doctored it up with brandy and cinnamon moonshine.

Either way, it was fabulous.

This Salted Caramel Apple Cider just the thing to keep warm in the crock pot (or on the stove top) this Christmas Eve.

Have a wonderful weekend full of memory making and marvelous meals!

Salted Caramel Apple Cider

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes+


  • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
  • 1 cup caramel flavored syrup (the kind of flavored syrup you use in coffee drinks)
  • 1/2 - 1 Tb. sea salt


  1. Pour the apple cider and caramel syrup into a large pot (or crock pot) and warm to deserved temperature. Add 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt. Taste the Salted Caramel Apple Cider and add more if desired.

Note: You can actually purchase salted caramel syrup, but I find it's better to add your own salt.

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21 Responses to “Salted Caramel Apple Cider”

  1. marlaposted December 20, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I’d love to sit around drinking this with Santa!


  2. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted December 20, 2013 at 6:54 am

    This sounds perfect for the holidays!


  3. Betty Lynneposted December 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Was planning on having some wassail punch in the crock pot tonight after the Nutcracker performance but this sounds like something we need to try!


  4. Heather Christoposted December 20, 2013 at 7:58 am

    ooooh!!!! my husband will LOVE this!


  5. Mason Canyonposted December 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This does sound like a drink that would become a Christmas favorite. The combination sounds yummy.


  6. Tieghanposted December 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This is the perfect Christmas drink!


  7. Mariaposted December 20, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Such a treat!


  8. Jenny Flakeposted December 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

    What a fun cider!! I’ll have to try it soon, bet my boys would love it!!!


  9. Arlene @FlourOnMyFaceposted December 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Yum sounds like the perfect Christmas Eve party drink!


  10. Marian (Sweetopia)posted December 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Mmmm! I need some of this soon! Pinned!


  11. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted December 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

    We are hot cider fans here during these cold months. This is so easy! Fabulous!


  12. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted December 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Fun idea for the holidays!


  13. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted December 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Fabulous idea for apple cider! Pinned!


  14. Julie @ Table for Twoposted December 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    this would warm me right up! love the salted caramel flavor!!


  15. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted December 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Ohh, I love love love this!


  16. Aimeeposted December 21, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Brandy in mine, too, please!


  17. Lana @ Never Enough Thymeposted December 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    What a fantastic idea! Love it.


  18. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.alposted December 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

    sounds like a must make this weekend!


  19. Nutmeg Nannyposted December 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Wow this sounds so so perfect :) I can’t wait to taste this!


  20. Kappaman19posted December 27, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Sounds very tastey..


  21. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted December 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    The perfect drink on a chilly December afternoon!


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