Monday, October 5, 2009

Martha Mondays-Warm Vanilla Cider

This weeks Martha Monday was chose by Teresa of A Homemade Life in Iowa. She chose this cider from the October issue of Martha's magazine. I made it this morning and it was perfect since it is finally starting to feel like fall here. This recipe called for fresh apple cider, so I went to the local fruit and berry patch here to pick it up. I got there just in time, I got the last gallon! It is some good stuff, and I wasn't sure on how it could get any better. Well, it did! This warm vanilla cider was perfect! Warm, with a little bit of spice and a little bit of comfort from the vanilla bean. The only thing that could have made it better would to have been to top it with whipped cream.

Warm Vanilla Cider
By: Martha

6 cups fresh apple cider
2 nutmeg seeds
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

Put all ingredients in a pot. Simmer for 15 minutes, discard the solids and serve.

8 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

I love that you went to the orchard and got the good stuff! Now I need to find a place to buy some! Sound yummy!

Valerie said...

Nice way to dress up cider and it definitely is feeling like fall. Brrr. This would be perfect.

Lyndsey said...

Sure rub it in! I miss those days of my childhood with fresh cider and we'd bring home a bushel of apples. Here in Florida there is no such thing as fresh cider. I haven't even seen apple cider in the market yet. We had a beautiful weekend to hang by the pool. It's supposed to be in the 90s this week. I'll pass on the cider for now. :) It does sound good though!

Megan said...

This one was a winner but I'm jealous you got the real stuff. I'll be on the lookout for the the good stuff and I will make it again!

Donna-FFW said...

OMG.. this must have smelled heavenly.. sounds delightful!

Brochure Printing said...

Wow, vanilla and apple cider. I really want to try something like that. It must taste so sweet. And it the smell is probably equally good too... :D

Sassy said...

The whipped cream did make it just that much better :)

Lynn said...

This sounds SO delicious, April, with the vanilla bean added. I look for fresh cider every year in the grocery store and often can't find any :( But it is so good, I won't stop looking. Last year I tried making some warm lemonade from a recipe I'd found, and that was tasty, too. Love those warm drinks when it's getting chilly outside.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Martha Mondays-Warm Vanilla Cider

This weeks Martha Monday was chose by Teresa of A Homemade Life in Iowa. She chose this cider from the October issue of Martha's magazine. I made it this morning and it was perfect since it is finally starting to feel like fall here. This recipe called for fresh apple cider, so I went to the local fruit and berry patch here to pick it up. I got there just in time, I got the last gallon! It is some good stuff, and I wasn't sure on how it could get any better. Well, it did! This warm vanilla cider was perfect! Warm, with a little bit of spice and a little bit of comfort from the vanilla bean. The only thing that could have made it better would to have been to top it with whipped cream.

Warm Vanilla Cider
By: Martha

6 cups fresh apple cider
2 nutmeg seeds
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

Put all ingredients in a pot. Simmer for 15 minutes, discard the solids and serve.

8 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

I love that you went to the orchard and got the good stuff! Now I need to find a place to buy some! Sound yummy!

Valerie said...

Nice way to dress up cider and it definitely is feeling like fall. Brrr. This would be perfect.

Lyndsey said...

Sure rub it in! I miss those days of my childhood with fresh cider and we'd bring home a bushel of apples. Here in Florida there is no such thing as fresh cider. I haven't even seen apple cider in the market yet. We had a beautiful weekend to hang by the pool. It's supposed to be in the 90s this week. I'll pass on the cider for now. :) It does sound good though!

Megan said...

This one was a winner but I'm jealous you got the real stuff. I'll be on the lookout for the the good stuff and I will make it again!

Donna-FFW said...

OMG.. this must have smelled heavenly.. sounds delightful!

Brochure Printing said...

Wow, vanilla and apple cider. I really want to try something like that. It must taste so sweet. And it the smell is probably equally good too... :D

Sassy said...

The whipped cream did make it just that much better :)

Lynn said...

This sounds SO delicious, April, with the vanilla bean added. I look for fresh cider every year in the grocery store and often can't find any :( But it is so good, I won't stop looking. Last year I tried making some warm lemonade from a recipe I'd found, and that was tasty, too. Love those warm drinks when it's getting chilly outside.