Cider Recipe: Winter Apple Spice Dessert Sauce

Halloween is over, which means it's time to start planning for the holidays (yes, already, we know). To help you bring some tradition to the table, we came up with this delicious Winter Apple Spice dessert sauce using our Winter Spice seasonal cider. Why tradition you ask? Because cider is considered by many the original alcoholic drink of choice here in America (read more about that here).

So when you start planning out your Thanksgiving table, remember to 'Pick Cider' and get back to your traditional roots.


Winter Apple Spice Dessert Sauce

The tantalizing combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, apples and raisins for an all-purpose dessert sauce that's perfect on pound cakes, baked apples, pies, ice cream and more. The perfect topping for the adult table at Thanksgiving!

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Winter Spice cider from Portland Cider Company
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup diced apples, 1/4 in. cubes (optional)

Prep time: 6 minutes | Cook time: 7 minutes | Yield: 1-3/4 cups

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar and flour, blending well. Gradually stir the brown sugar-flour mixture into the butter. Add the cider slowly to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add optional raisins and/or apples.

Serve warm with pound cake, bread pudding, baked apples, or other dessert.