Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim

Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim

"Hot apple cider with caramel is served in a mug rimmed with spiced sugar for a warming drink on a chilly day."
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10 m servings 308 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.3g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 1913 mg
  • 77%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. To make the drink rimmer, mix sugar, Diamond Crystal(R) Fine Sea Salt, and spice blend on a small saucer. Pour caramel sauce on another small saucer.
  2. Dip the rim of a mug or heatproof glass into the caramel sauce, evenly coating the rim. Then, dip into the rimmer mixture.
  3. Heat the apple cider and caramel candy in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until candies have melted.
  4. Ladle hot caramel apple cider into the spice-rimmed mug.


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This was very good! We really enjoyed the drink rimmer and the slight caramel flavor from the candies. I may even add a few more candies next time. Hubby said all it needed was a splash (or two)...

What a delicious fall drink! Perfect for a snowy day! The sweet/salty rim was perfect, and the hot cider had a great caramel flavor. I didn't have caramel sauce for the rim, so I dipped it in...

This was heavenly! What a nice, cozy drink to sip on a cold winter day. I didn't have any apple pie spice (no cardamom in the house), so I used pumpkin pie spice in it's place. It was fantastic!

I love this! Had some leftover salted caramel in the fridge, so used it to rim the cup (after heating to soften), as well as place a generous dollop inside to melt as I stirred in the hot apple ...

What an incredible fall treat! I rimmed my mug with honey, brown sugar and flaky sea salt. I also used an unfiltered honey crisp apple cider. I plan to use this recipe throughout the fall and wi...