I Cannot Tell a Lie – It’s Apple Cider “Caramel”

Oh boy, did I discover something I didn’t know yesterday!  Maybe I am behind the curve and you already know this; but I discovered, quite by accident, that you can make a terrific mock caramel using apple cider!!!

I was working on a new recipe and I wanted to include an apple cider reduction, but I went a bit too far – some of you will not be surprised by this as I often go a bit too far – and ended up with an amazing treat.   I envision it being excellent over vanilla ice cream, perhaps drizzled over a bagel with cream cheese or over oven roasted sweet potato fries.  Or even on grilled pork – a new twist on “Pork Chops and Apple Sauce, Shwell.” The possibilities are endless!!!! Enjoy!

Here’s what I did – I am currently trying to replicate it in larger quantities – as soon as I do, you will be the first to know!

Apple Cider “Caramel”

Meal type Condiment, Dessert
This recipe was a happy accident. I envision it being excellent over vanilla ice cream, perhaps drizzled over a bagel with cream cheese or over oven roasted sweet potato fries. The possibilities are endless!!!! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (divided)

Note

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Directions

1. Put cider, salt, pepper and 1 Tbsp of brown sugar in a heavy bottom saucepan, stir well and bring to a boil.
2. Lower heat to medium low (low if you have a particularly hot burner) and reduce to 1 cup.
3. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of brown sugar, increase heat. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and reduce to 1/3 cup.

This was one of those things in life that we refer to as a “happy accident.”  A time when you get something wonderful that you didn’t plan or intend.  When these things happen, I’m glad I can embrace them. Because so often when things don’t turn out like we had planned, we look at the situation as a failure.

I prefer to look at it like Thomas Edison did.  He said, “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

* If you’ve been following my blog, you may think I have a thing for Thomas Edison.  I assure you, I do not.  I do, however, “collect” quotes.  I find them both inspiring and comforting; so I will share them with you from time to time.

 

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