Kem's Kandy for the Weekends

I am going to enjoy my first cup of apple cider this weekend! This coming weekend in Kansas City the weather is going to be screaming AUTUMN as we are edging towards highs in the 60's! 
Below is my favorite apple cider recipe.  I shared it last year, but as some of you are new readers, I thought I would share it again!

Hot Apple Cider
Serves 6
  • 1 1/4 quarts apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Ground cloves
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt


In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in brandy, if desired. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks. (
 That is the first sign of fall in my front yard!

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Stay Sweet,


  1. That looks delicious and the photo of fall is amazing!

    P.S I'm having a giveaway as well on my blog. stop by :)

  2. Mmm now i want some apple cider :D