We thought we would share some of the sights and scents of having some hot apple cider in a campground. Here are some simple recipes using a store-bought jug of apple cider slowly heated on a camp stove with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg added to it. Camping is a perfect place to enjoy these simple pleasures! Warm food and drink by the campfire keep you warm both inside and out. Here are some easy and flavorful camping recipes to help you enjoy pumpkin, spice, and everything nice.
This is what to have on hand:
2 cups 100% crisp apple cider
A tiny sprinkle of nutmeg
A tiny sprinkle of cloves
One stick of cinnamon
One teaspoon of Brown Sugar
If you want…?
Caramel Topping for drizzle
1. Place all ingredients (besides caramel) in a small pot on the stovetop.
2. Stir & let simmer for 20 minutes & up to an hour or so to let flavors combine.
3. Serve by drizzling some caramel on top.
Here is another idea!
When I think about fall flavors, one favorite that comes to mind is apple cider. If you’re in a part of the country with local cider, start with that as your base. If not, apple juice will also do the trick. Start with 3 cups of cider or juice for every two or three people. You can keep the spices easy by using apple or pumpkin pie spice, or you can make your own mix with cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sliced ginger.
Ingredients you’ll need:
3 cups of cider or juice for every 2 to 3 people
Spices of your choice (cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, or dried spice combinations like apple or pumpkin pie spice)
Warm your ingredients over the campfire or on your stovetop. Bring it to a boil and then simmer the ingredients for about ten minutes. Strain out the cinnamon stick and cloves before enjoying.
One Last Hot Apple Cider idea!!
Mulled Spiced Cider
Hot mulled cider is one of my favorite things in all the world. If you’re camping, just pop a gallon of sweet cider into your cooler for an easy after-dinner treat. If you’re backpacking, you can use powdered apple cider. It may not taste exactly like farm-fresh cider, but it’s pretty good, especially after you’ve spent the day adventuring.
If you’ve got the real deal, pour it into a saucepan and mix it with a few teaspoons of apple pie or pumpkin pie spice. Let it sit on the back of your campfire until you’re ready to drink it.