Caramel Stuffed Apples

This dessert adds just the right amount of sweetness!

Ingredients:

2 apples, halved
2 tbsp butter, melted
3 tbsp of cinnamon sugar
1/4 cup of water
12-16 caramel candies
1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Use a melon baller to core the apples, then place the apples in a shallow baking dish.
  3.  Brush each with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  4. Pour water into baking dish and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove apples from the oven and add 3-4 caramels to the well in each apple.
  6. Bake for 15 more minutes then drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar.

Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Ingredients:

8 cups of Apple Holler’s famous cider
1 cup caramel flavoring syrup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 vanilla bean
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole allspice
Whipped cream
Hot caramel ice cream (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a 3-qt slow cooker, combine the apple cider, caramel syrup and lemon juice. Split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds; and seeds to the cider mixture.
  2. Place the bean, cinnamon sticks and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with a string to form a bag, then add to cider mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag.
  4. Pour cider into mugs, garnish with whipped cream, caramel topping and additional cinnamon sticks if desired.

Enjoy!

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Warm Vanilla Cider

This tasty cider with some added flavor is a perfect winter drink!

Ingredients:

6 cups fresh Apple Holler cider
2 whole nutmeg seeds
6 ounces (¾ cup) bourbon, optional
2 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
1 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
Honeyed Walnuts
Whipped Cream (you choose!)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine apple cider, dark-brown sugar, nutmeg seeds and vanilla bean into a medium saucepan. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and add bourbon if desired.
  3. Remove and discard solids.
  4. Divide among 6 mugs, and top each with a dollop or heaping of whipped cream and a handful of honeyed walnuts.
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Apple Cider Old Fashioned Cocktail

Enjoy this classic drink with an Apple Holler twist!

Ingredients:

2 ounces of Apple Holler’s famous cider
Dash of angostura bitters
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 ounces of bourbon or rye whiskey
Ice, for serving
Apple slide, for garnish
Cinnamon Stick, for garnish

In a lowball glass, combine the apple cider, bitters and sugar. Swirl glass around until the mixture is combined and sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and whiskey. Top with apple slices and cinnamon stick.

Enjoy!

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Spiked Apple Cider Cocktails

Looking for a drink to bring in the New Year? We have a great idea for you!

Ingredients:

1/4 gallon of Apple Holler apple cider
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps
1 apple, peeled, cut into large chunks (Apple Holler apples have the best flavor!)
1/2 cup lemon, juiced
4 to 6 skewers

Directions:

Mix together the cider, rum and schnapps into large pitcher. Add the apples to a small bowl and toss into lemon juice. Pour the spiked cider into glasses filled with ice, then garnish with skewers with diced apples to be placed into the drink.

 

Enjoy!

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How We Grow Series – Twisting the Apple

How to properly pick an Apple

Apple Holler is unlike any other orchard. Our efforts in being ecologically-friendly help us grow our one-of-a-kind apples each year. In honor of apple season, we would like to share how we maintain our orchard to make it safe and the best it can be for all customers. We are now introducing a new series called “How We Grow”, which will give you an inside look at our processes. This week we are showing the correct way to pick an apple from our 30,000 trees!

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples on the outside of the tree will ripen first. An apple is ripe enough to pick if it separates easily from the branch. Another way to check to see if an apple is truly ripe is to taste it, which is included in your Apple Holler experience fee!

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