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!

  61. Sharon SharonWilk

    Carolina Middlin’ Rice Grits

  62. Tamara Shurling

    This sounds yummy!

  63. This sounds like a great cookbook to have, hope i win one. Merry Christmas to all.

  64. Edwin Losiewicz

    Cheesegrits,Gulf shrimp, Appilacha ocola oysters!

  65. Fried Chicken!

  66. this sounds so good would like to sip it in front of a fire on a chilly nite

  67. My favorite southern cooking has to be my grandmothers buttermilk fried chicken. It is always so moist and flavorful while having a really crispy outside.

  68. Chicken & Waffles

  69. Dennis Magiera

    Grits are great but then so is fried chicken and black eyed peas

  70. Chicken fried steak!

  71. Fried Chicken!

  72. Love southern cooking – especially pies.

  73. Love Southern cooking.

  74. candy kratzer wenzel

    My favorite southern food is sweet potato pie, sausage gravy, and crawfish.

  75. Forgot to mention–gumbo and fried catfish is favorite southern food.

  76. Frank F Moore

    Love Southern Cooking!! Skillet Cornbread is one of my faves.

  77. Like apples and willing to try cider. Would be nice to add another of your recipe books to my collection when I win(very optimistic here) Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  78. Pecan anything is my fave southern food

  79. Fried chicken and sweet tater pie!

  80. Robin Weatherington

    Black eyed peas and hamhocks

  81. Looks good! Can’t wait for it to turn cooler here so I can try it!

  82. Gina Thompson


  83. Cathy taylor


  84. Christina Cannon

    Fried catfish, hush puppies, and slaw.

  85. Laura Wernet

    i miss catfish

  86. This looks awesome and so easy to make. I would love to check out the rest of the recipes.

  87. Kathy Carpenter

    This cookbook sounds amazing!

  88. Love the cider recipe

  89. This sounds amazing and is perfect for the holidays! Thanks for the recipe.

  90. Cassandra Coleman

    Fried green tomatoes

  91. Marilyn Oliver

    Love Christy Jordon! I have never tried one of her recipes that wasn’t ummm, ummmm good.

  92. Mary Louise Manning

    Can’t wait to try this !!! :)

  93. I love apple anything and I’ve been craving a new delicious recipe for the Holidays! Thank you Christy and HB!!

  94. Cheryl Hinson

    My favorite Southern Food is Southern Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. :) and Sweet Ice Tea

  95. Sounds delicious for a winter night. Thanks.

  96. mmmmmmmmm, I wish my computer screen had scratch.n.sniff! This looks delish!

  97. fried chicken and potatoe salad in the summer and chicken and dumplings in the winter!

  98. Fried chicken, my mother made her fried chicken in an electric skillet when we were kids and then with all the crumbs left in the skillet she would make gravy to go over the mashed potatoes and biscuits. So crispy and good each and every time.
    I would love to win a copy of your book, thanks for the chance.

  99. Another fantastic recipe!!

  100. I agree that this sounds so good, and I know I will be making it soon for me and my girls! :) Thank yoU!

  101. eileen flynn

    sounds delicious… want to try it

  102. Susan P. Riley

    Can’t wait to try the recipes in your new cookbook

  103. I’d have never thought to put caramel in apple cider. Sounds like a winner to me! I can’t wait to try this!

  104. Christy, I love all of your FB post! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  105. I have made a few of Christy’s recipes and they have turned out great. I would LOVE her book!

  106. I would love your book

  107. Phyllis Slaten

    We love hot spiced cider; can’t wait to try your caramel cider.
    We love hot spiced cider; can’t wait to try your caramel cider.

  108. sheila miller

    So delicious sounding! Tomorrow is my grocery day so perfect timing! Can’t wait to try this over the weekend.

  109. I love Dirty Rice!

  110. Hot apple cider on a cold winters day, so good.

  111. Nancy Hearell

    My favorite southern food is southern fried chicken. I have lots of others that are a close second. This cider sounds delicious. I’m going to make it soon.

  112. Verna Hebert

    I MUST try this! I love anything applecider and caramel!!!!

  113. Pat in Miss.

    I must make the caramel apple cider – it has to be divine. I’d love to win the cookbook!

  114. Lou Kirkendall

    I love pumpkin, pumpkin, and thing with pumpkin!

  115. I would love to

    win Christy’s
    cookbook. I

    love good ol’ country cookin’

  116. Peach cobbler

  117. Sandy Harrox

    Merry Christmas Christy, I would love to win a copy of your book!!

  118. Love Southern Plate!

  119. LaRue Walker

    Would love more of her recipes.

  120. Francene Kaufman

    I love anything with Apples or Peaches or Mangos. So I will be trying this with all three. Thank you for all that you do.

  121. My favorite would be fried chicken, mashed potatoes, milk gravy & biscuits!!!

  122. Oh yummm, that sounds good!

  123. My favorite southern food would have to be Chicken Fried Steak with gravy. My whole family loves it which makes it a good meal!

  124. looks yummy, I will have to try this….

  125. My favorite Southern food is banana pudding!

  126. I love sausage and biscuits!

  127. Love your fried pies!!!!

  128. Kristina Robinson

    I love Christy Jordan! I have her first book and use it all the time.

  129. Love fried pies!

  130. A signed copy of your book would be a great Christmas present to myself!

  131. Carolyn Trammell

    I love the taste and smell of apple cider. This recipe I have to try. And, my favorite Southern food is potato salad.

  132. Apple pie

  133. Donna Wilson

    I can smell this cooking !!

  134. Southern fried chicken is one of my favorites, I have many others and love to get in kitch and cook for my family and friends.

  135. I love your blog, recipes and all of your Pyrex bowls and dishes

  136. Sherri Bailey

    Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious!

  137. I can’t wait to try this–a group of us are getting together to ring the Salvation Army bell and sing carols on Saturday–This will be a big hit. Thanks, Christy!

  138. My favorite Southern food is biscuits & ham.

  139. nice ty for chance

  140. Anything caramel + apple has to be delish!

  141. Lots of good things to choose from–we’ll pick buttermilk pie today!

  142. James Burton

    The cider looks yummy

  143. Have never tried any Caramel Apple Cider before..

  144. Its all good!!! Fried chicken tenders and biscuits!

  145. James Burton

    I love to cook fried chicken.

  146. Looks Yummy!! Have to try the Cider.

  147. My favorite southern food, all of them of course!


    I can’t wait to make this next week!

  149. Delicious Caramel Zpple Cider recipe! Can’t wait to make it.

  150. My favorite southern food is definitely fried chicken! :)

  151. The recipe looks great…yum!

  152. WoW!! This sounds AMAZING!! I WILL be trying this! Thanks for sharing.

  153. Love Christy and her recipes

  154. Caramel Apple Cider sounds delicious, will be making!

  155. Susan Weaver

    baked chicken and mashed potatoes

  156. Fried Chicken!!!!

  157. Southern fried hushpuppies!

  158. Melody Spence

    Mashed potatoes and gravy.
    Mashed potatoes and gravy

  159. Would love to come to Christy’s house for supper ;-)

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