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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts: Pumpkin Spice Hot Apple Cider

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Hot Apple Cider

 I wish I liked coffee.  I can’t even count the number of coffee drink recipes out there that I am tempted by.  But I just can’t get over the coffee flavor.  Years ago a coworker was determined to get me to like coffee.  He would come in with the fanciest drink you could think of – chocolate, caramel, whipped cream and whatever else they could put in there.    But it still tasted like coffee to me.  I love the smell of it, I just can’t get past the taste.  So last week when Steph over at Steph’s Bite by Bite posted a Pumpkin Spice Latte I was again faced with the temptation.  But this time I took matters into my own hands.  In walks Apple Cider! 

I used her pumpkin spice recipe, and then made a Pumpkin Spiced Hot Apple Cider.  Complete with the whipped cream and drizzle that you fancy coffee drinkers get!  This was even better than I hoped it would be.  I knew pumpkin and apple would go well together, but I just wasn’t sure how this drink would taste.  It was perfect for the cold and rainy day I made it on.  I have some pumpkin spice syrup left in my fridge right now, just wait to see what I thinking of turning that into!  

Pumpkin Spice

1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Combine everything in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and let cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  You want the mixture to become thick and syrupy. 

Store in fridge until ready to use.

To make Apple Cider:
In a large mug heat 3 Tbls of pumpkin spice syrup.  Mix in hot apple cider.  Top with whipped cream, and drizzle with additional syrup.  Enjoy! 

Make sure you click on the link if you want to make this into a Latte.    


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35 Comments:

At October 6, 2011 at 6:46 AM , Blogger Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

Great idea to use apple cider. I'm a coffee lover but a mix up is always a good idea!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 6:48 AM , Anonymous Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

I LOVE this idea!! :) Absolutely genius to use apple cider.

By the way, I will gladly drink all of the coffee in the world for you. :)

 
At October 6, 2011 at 7:35 AM , Anonymous Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook said...

I can't stand the taste of coffee either, so I'm glad you made a drink for us non coffee drinkers. Especially one that uses hot apple cider. Yum :)

 
At October 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

I like coffee on occasion when it's full of sweet stuff, but I just can't drink it every day either. This is the perfect substitute though!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous amy | fearless homemaker said...

i don't drink coffee normally either - just don't like the taste. this looks just divine to me. pumpkin + apple = awesome!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Blogger The Kitchen Noob said...

I bet this makes the house smell good too!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Love that you kept this as cider and not a latte!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Curry and Comfort said...

Yum... love the idea of a hot spiced apple cider. I also like your pumpkin spice recipe. I need to seriously go get some all spice. I see so many recipes that I need it for and I don't have any. Thanks for encouraging me on the nomination. But I think you have a very very good chance walking away with it. But you are totally right... what a honor to be nominated. I really thought my blog was under the radar and I'm still shocked to be apart of such great company!!!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

My husband is the same way..he hates coffee( I thought that he is the only one in the world who would say I hate taste of coffee lol) but he likes the smell, he tried so many since I am huge coffee lover but he never found one flavor that would attract his taste buds:))
Your Cider sound really good though, I think that he would enjoy this very much! Great shots!!!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Anonymous Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

Such a great idea! I do love coffee but this is still a great warming, fall drink!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Now that's really creative!!! I drink a cup of coffee at least once a day...and drink tea too. Sometimes it's nice to be off caffeine. :-) Very nice fall drink, Erin!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Anonymous Alida said...

What a great fall drink! My husband was just talking about wanting to get some hot apple cider...I bet he will flip when I make this for him. Nice job!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Steph said...

I'm glad I could show you something so that you could show me something!! This is AWESOME!! I am so making this tonight...because it's freezing!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Love, love, love, love, love. Can't actually drink it myself, but LOVE!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM , Blogger The Mom Chef said...

You rock! Way to take matters into your own hands and do what you like! I like coffee, luckily, but I'd definitely go for this as well. I'm not ready for pumpkin yet, but I'll do a apple cider spiked with it!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

I gave up coffee years ago...it just doesn't agree with me. I'd love to start my day with your delicious cider :)

 
At October 6, 2011 at 6:58 PM , OpenID warmvanillasugar said...

Everything about this is lovely! Yum.

 
At October 6, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Anonymous Emily @ Life on Food said...

Yum, yum, and yum! I love coffee but there is nothing like the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I wait all year to get a few. I limit myself to one a week. I could be dangerous if I start making this at home. I don't know if I would ever go to sleep.

 
At October 6, 2011 at 7:45 PM , Blogger JamieAnne of A Dash of Domestic said...

Looks like a wonderful drink! Yum!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Elies_Lie said...

Erin... too bad u can't enjoy coffe since it's coffe always makes my day! can't live without it! :D
and glad u can enjoy it in a different way now :)
Tq for sharing the recipe... I'm not bookmarked it, I'm writing it down at my cooking-diary-journal right now!!
Tq erin for the link of the latte
If only I can buzz u more than ones! ;)

 
At October 6, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? said...

This. Looks. Awesome. I'm the same way with coffee: it smells great, but I've never been able to get past how it tastes. I'm also full-on obsessed with pumpkin, so this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious said...

What a great idea, I'd have to try this soon! I need some kind of hot drinks to get through my first half of the day in the office ;-) Thanks for sharing Erin!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Ann said...

This looks amazing! Perfect for a cold fall day (or tree decorating!)

 
At October 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I may just make this for myself tomorrow... yum!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 10:55 PM , Anonymous janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Sounds wonderful Erin! I am so so on coffee. I can drink it if it is all frou froued up but not the "normal" way. But apple cider I drink no mattter what so I WILL be trying this!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 11:01 PM , Blogger Baker Street said...

Lovely use of cider! I could use a cup right about now!

 
At October 6, 2011 at 11:42 PM , Anonymous Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Great idea to combine the perfect fall flavors of apple and pumpkin! This sounds so good!

 
At October 7, 2011 at 12:07 AM , OpenID jensfreshandfabulous.com said...

Sounds fabulous. Perfect by a fireplace in the winter!

 
At October 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Anonymous Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves said...

I like coffee but prefer it decaf so I don't get all jittery. I stick to steamer recipes, essentially milk & flavorings. I've made my own pumpkin spice steamer but never with apple cider. I like your spin on this.

 
At October 8, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Anonymous Tiffany said...

Absolutely perfect for the fall!

 
At October 8, 2011 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous Katie @ BloomEveryday said...

I love this! Perfect for Fall!

 
At October 9, 2011 at 1:59 PM , Anonymous Lindsey@Lindselicious said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

 
At October 13, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Laura Jeanne said...

Apple cider, of course... This looks better than coffee. Add a little dark rum and you've got what I'll be having this Friday night!!!
Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

 
At October 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow, Erin, this sounds like a winner! I'm a tea drinker myself. ;)

 
At November 7, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Alex Quinn 82 said...

Cuisinart coffee makers are easy to use, reasonably priced, easy to clean, and make great coffee . The best part about owning a cuisinart coffee maker, is that if a piece breaks, I don't have to buy a whole new machine, because there are places that specialize in selling cuisinart coffee maker parts .

 

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