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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Recipe Review: Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites

Recipe Review

Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites

Crescent bites are a great weeknight dessert for your family or you can make more for a special occasion.  For a weeknight meal, you will need 1 can of crescent rolls, 1 apple, cinnamon and brown sugar.  I used a Honeycrisp apple.  Honeycrisp are known for being juicy, crunchy and having a honey sweet flavor.  For the recipe and instructions, click here.

The resulting dessert is a savory and sweet three bite delight!  The crescent roll adds a buttery flavor and flaky outer layer while the apple and brown sugar provides a sweet contrast in flavor.

I used an apple cutter and sliced the apple into 8 pieces and left the skin on.  This resulted in fairly large pieces that may still have some crunch after cooking.  If you want a soft interior, I would recommend that you cut the apple into smaller pieces so that they cook all the way through.

Cinnamon apple crescent bites a quick, easy, and wonderful dessert that can be made any day of the week!

 

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Yummy Apple Crisp with Oats!

Apple Crisp made with Oats

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Making an Apple Crisp is a wonderful way to use all of the apples you just picked at Apple Holler.  I made a new recipe that included old-fashioned oats as a part of the topping.  The dessert came out delicious.  The topping had a nice crispy crunch.    I used Paula Red apples that had a tart and refreshing flavor that offset the sweetness of the topping.  It is a simple recipe and I had all the ingredients in the house so it was quick to make with little planning.  Add some vanilla ice cream to top it off.

If I were to make it again, I would add a few more apples to mix!  Other than that, give it a try and enjoy a delicious dessert with your family.

 

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Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal– A flavorful & healthy breakfast!

Want the flavors of Apple Pie but with a healthy breakfast twist?  Apple oatmeal will do the trick.  Apple oats are a great update to a classic and healthy meal.

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Overnight Apple Oats

This is a simple crockpot recipe.  You will need steel cut oats, water, Apple Holler Apple Cider (optional), cinnamon, and sliced apples.  For the specifics of the recipe, click over to the recipe section of our website. …. read more

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Easy Apple Breakfast:  No measuring required!

Easy Apple Breakfast:  No measuring required!

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, so here is an easy apple breakfast: No measuring required!  It is also the one that we spend least amount of time preparing.  Here are a couple of super simple ideas that will break up the monotony and impress your family.

pancake blog2Apple pancakes are a simple twist on a breakfast classic.  There are two ways you can make them.  The first is with the apples in the batter.  I use pre-packaged pancake mix for simplicity.  Peel 1 -2 apples, core and chop into small bits.  I used Jersey Mac apples that were picked fresh here at Apple Holler.  Simply add a little cinnamon and you’re ready to go.  I put the pancake on the griddle first and then add the cinnamon apples.  Jersey Mac is a tart apple but maple syrup adds plenty of sweetness….. read more

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