apple cider cream cheese frosting on a gingerbread from cleveland cooking
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Apple Cider Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This apple cider cream cheese frosting is an incredible frosting for fall cakes, cupcakes, and cookies! The apple flavor comes through from the reduction of the apple cider. I first made this for the gingerbread cookie recipe, and then realized that it can be used for a whole variety of desserts!

Reducing the apple cider

The reduction of the apple cider is simple. Just pour the apple cider in a small pan and cook over medium heat. The cider will cook and become thicker. The flavor will become more pronounced. I have tried the frosting with regular apple cider and the apple flavor was not very strong. It takes about 20 minutes for the apple cider to reduce. Once reduced, let the cider cool.

The rest of the apple cider cream cheese frosting

The rest of the frosting comes together in a flash! Just add the ingredients to a stand mixer or a large bowl if using a hand mixer. Combine the ingredients until the frosting is smooth. Enjoy!

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apple cider cream cheese frosting on a gingerbread from cleveland cooking

Apple Cider Cream Cheese Frosting

This apple cider cream cheese frosting is an incredible frosting for cakes and cookies! The apple flavor comes through from the reduction of the apple cider!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Christmas cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 1224 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Over a medium heat, reduce apple cider to ¼ cup. Set aside to cool
  • Add cooled cider and all other ingredients into a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer and combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 recipeCalories: 1224kcalCarbohydrates: 165gProtein: 36gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 1982mgPotassium: 885mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 153gVitamin A: 1522IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 830mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Christmas cookies, frosting
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