Center Stage: Caramel Apple Cider with Southern Plate

Center Stage: Caramel Apple Cider with Southern Plate (and a Cookbook Giveaway) with Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeachChristy Jordan is the south’s favorite foodie and owner and writer of She is the author of Come Home to Supper and Southern Plate. You can find the family at, the Southern Plate Family Facebook Page, Front Porch Forums, on Twitter or you can subscribe by email.

I have two best friends when it comes to time in my kitchen: my Mama and my slow cooker! My mother, well, that is obvious. She taught me how to cook and is my main brainstorming partner when it comes to recipe development. My slow cooker is the one appliance that will actually do my cooking for me while I focus on other things. It’s like having my own private kitchen staff – maybe that’s why I own five of them!

I was honored to be invited to do a guest post for Hamilton Beach. They have been my go-to brand for appliances ever since I had my own kitchen. Hamilton Beach has earned my respect and patronage because they build innovative products made for the long haul and at prices families can afford. I own everything from food processors to hand mixers to indoor grills made by HB, but when it came time to share a recipe with you I had to go back to my faithful slow cooker!

I love to see my kid’s faces light up when they come home to wonderful smells filling the house. And slow cooked apple anything is sure to make your house smell as good as it gets this side of heaven. As my kids have gotten older they have come to love “custom” warm drinks, like the ones served in coffee houses and such.

This slow cooked apple cider is the perfect treat at the end of a school day or on a lazy Saturday afternoon. During the colder months, I make a batch on the weekend and store whatever we don’t finish in the fridge to quickly heat up after school or for weeknight treats. Don’t let the simplicity fool ya, though. This Caramel Apple Cider is definitely party worthy as well! I hope you get to make it soon and enjoy some slow sippin’ time with your loved ones this holiday season!

Center Stage: Caramel Apple Cider with Southern Plate (and a Cookbook Giveaway) with Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apple Cider
Serves 8
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  1. 64 ounces apple juice
  2. 12 ounce jar caramel
  3. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  5. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  1. Place apple juice in 5 or 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Stir in spices and caramel and place heat on low. After one hour, stir well again.
  3. Continue cooking on low 3 more hours.
  4. Serve in mugs topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle, if desired.
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  1. regina elliott

    thank you so much for having this contest ! and thank you for picking my name to win one ,i know im going to get a lot of use out of this cookbook ! thank you again

  2. a marie hj saver

    I do love a good pot of collard greens, but nothing beats old fashioned chess pie!

  3. I am in love with the vintage Pyrex collection in the of Christy! Anyone that has such a luscious collection is my kind of cook!

  4. I love chicken and dumplings – that’s my favorite Southern food.

  5. I would love to win this.

  6. I’d like to learn more about cooking southern food, since I’m not too familiar with many recipes. But I do love baking good old-fashioned cornbread!

  7. Gumbo!

  8. southern fried chicken is my favorite

  9. I love fried chicken! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. My favorite is chicken and dumplings!

  11. I grew up in the South so love all types of good, down-home Southern Cooking, like my Mama used to make!

  12. Martha L Wheeler

    southern fried catfish!!!!


    My favorite southern dish is chicken and dumplings. The dumplings have to be melt in your mouth tender!

  14. Cooking is my passion!

  15. I have a hankering right now for some oxtails, but they don’t carry them even in grocery store. *so sad I moved so far North*

  16. I Looovvveee southern food! oh yeah…

  17. Jeaneen Richard

    Good old fashioned Meat Loaf

  18. Laurie Denegar

    My favorite Southern food is biscuits and sausage gravy …..yummy !

  19. Darlene Wright

    Apple Pie!

  20. My favorite southern food is cornbread!

  21. Meghan Finley

    red beans and rice

  22. Southern food is so our favorite, you have some of the best recipes & would love to share this book, thanks

  23. Christine A.

    Huge fan of peach cobbler

  24. im definetly a #southernbeau who can appreciate the decadence of southern food!!

  25. My hubby will LOVE this!

  26. Delores Fisher

    This recipe looks wonderful! Will have to give it a try!

  27. Sounds Yummy. Should make a wonderful Christmas drink!

  28. Merry Christmas!

  29. Love Southern cooking, the down home comfort,,,’nuff said?

  30. Maureen Morris

    Merry Christmas!

  31. Shrimp and Grits!

  32. Anything with sweet potatoes and of course a tall glass of sweet tea!

  33. I’ve never had Southern cuisine

  34. Collard greens with hamhocks and cornbread

  35. We live in South Florida and can claim we eat “southern food”. One of my favorites is from a restaurant in Key West that makes Lobster Eggs Benedict. That’s about as far south as you can go and they are heavenly.

  36. Denise Elliott

    I love that all southern food is comfort food ,it all reminds me of my grandmother

  37. This ex-Northern girl likes shrimp and grits.

  38. very nice.

  39. looks like alot of great recipies in this cookbook, thanks for the chance

  40. Would love to try some southern home cooking

  41. jean olaughlin

    my favorite southern food would have to be shrimp and grits.

  42. I love your recipes and you as well.

  43. southern fried chicken and iced tea

  44. Angela Fowler

    Mashed potatoes are the best! Comfort food for me!

  45. Anything BBQ!

  46. I love to have corn bread. I know very simple but breads are my favorite and this one is no exception.

  47. I love creamy hot chocolate in the winter. Also Beef steww with all the veggies.

  48. It all sounds so good! Can’t wait to try your recipes!

  49. The apple cider recipe looks amazing.

  50. Elizabeth Langston


  51. love that caramel apple cider recipe. Thank you.

  52. Germaine Harrison


  53. Steve Lisching

    I love all apple recipes! Can’t wait to try Caramel Apple Cider. It sounds delicious

  54. My favorite Southern dishes are Fried Chicken with Southern Creamed Corn and Cornbread Muffins.

  55. Diana Smith Hill

    Hush puppies, chicken fried steak and gravy, fried chicken, ok the list is long!! lol

  56. regina elliott

    i love making fried chicken and sweet tea

  57. I love fried green tomatoes, grits and pecan pie.

  58. Kathy Flaherty

    Homemade Southern Peach Pie

  59. Lynn K Shaffer

    fried chicken, collard greens and absolutely love corn bread.

  60. Lenore Johnson

    Chicken fried steak, fried tomatoes. Yum!

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