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Looking for something a little different to serve this holiday season? Skip the traditional eggnog and instead serve up a batch of this hot apple cider nog - all the creamy goodness that you love of eggnog but with the added sweetness and seasonal touch of hot apple cider. Mmmmmm....

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Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog

This is practically dessert in a cup and perfect for a cold evening get-together. If needed, you can make this nog non-alcoholic for kids or other non-drinkers by leaving out the bourbon. Otherwise, leave it in for how the bourbon balances the sweetness of the cider and adds to the warm-belly feeling.

Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog Ingredients

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Optional garnishes - cinnamon sticks, apple slices, freshly grated nutmeg

Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog Directions

  1. Whisk together first 8 ingredients (half-and-half through salt) in a large heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture thickens and coats a spoon (about 15 minutes).
  3. Stir in bourbon, if desired. Top each serving with whipped cream. Garnish, if desired. Makes about 5 cups.

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Holiday Hot Apple Cider Nog

Have leftover apple cider? Check out this post of other delicious ways to use up the rest of the bottle.



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