Apple Cider Sugar

A fantastic finishing sugar for fall and winter desserts, this sugar has all the taste of apple cider, and a hint of cinnamon to add a little something extra to a dish. 
Apple Cider Sugar recipe from

What a week! Still far too snowy for my taste. It's really interrupting my to do list. Not that I mind it putting off work, but if it interferes with my "Movies for the Cinematographically Deprived" night I'm going to be sad. My friends have started a weekly movie night....inspired by my general lack of movie knowledge. No, I have not seen Big Trouble in Little China, or Labrynth, or Caddyshack, or Top Gun, or .........anything really. I have a great lack of cinematographical education. We're clearing that up. Week by week I will have a much better knowledge of delightful 80s movies that everyone should see for some reason that they aren't really sure off. I made it. Luckily for me, I have friends with four wheel drive, snow tires, chains, etc., but still I'm not sure I can take another night in. 

But there are things I am sure of, that I am sick of snow, and not being able to get in my car and head out. Not that it isn't fun to try to cook with just what's in my house, but it's a little old after two days. Now, the apple cider sugar may not be the best thing to eat during a snow storm for health reason, but it does have a nice warm and cozy snuggle up in a blanket feeling that is absolutely perfect for being home on a snowy night. 

Can be used for:

Apple Cider Sugar

1/4 cup apple cider
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 200.

In a small pan over medium heat, simmer apple cider. Cook down until the mixture measure one tablespoon.

In a stand mixer, on a medium speed add sugar, cinnamon and a few drops of the apple cider reduction at a time. From here you can get creative. Using molds, ice cube trays or, as I did, shape into a rectangular disk about a fourth of an inch thick and place on a cookie sheet, cutting into cubes and gently spreading out to about two inches apart. Bake for at least 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container. 

Sugar can be used as cubes or crushed and used in replacement of granular sugar.