RECIPES: Caramel Cider

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Caramel cider

-1c. granulated sugar

-1c. apple cider vinegar


To make the caramel cider

-In a heavy bottomed saucepot over medium heat add a small amount of granulated sugar. The sugar should start to turn clear and melt.

-Once the sugar is melted repeat the process, gradually added more sugar until you are out of sugar.  If the sugar starts to turn caramel, lower your heat.

-After all of the sugar has been melted, allow it to reach a deep caramel color.

-Once desired color is achieved remove from heat, and carefully whisk in vinegar. This will produce steam, be careful.

-After all of the vinegar is whisked in, all to cool.


Caramel cider vinaigrette

-1/2c caramel cider

-1tbsp brown sugar

-1tsp salt

-1 egg yolk (optional)

1/2c vegetable oil

-In a blender combine cider caramel, brown sugar, salt, and egg yolk.

-On high, slowly pour in oil until combined to form a thick sauce.


Candied nuts

-1/4c water

-1/2c granulated sugar

-1c pecan

-Toast the nuts in a 350F oven for 5 minutes.

-In a heavy bottom saucepot bring the water, and sugar to a boil.

-When all of the water is boiled out of the sugar syrup, add the nuts.

-Stir until the sugar caramelizes.

-Remove nuts from pan, spread on a sheet tray until cool.