Tasty Fall Recipes for Oktoberfest

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to whip up a delicious fall recipe that’s perfect for Oktoberfest. For more information or to purchase a copy of one of Amy’s cookbooks, click here.

Hot Caramel Apple Cider

1 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 cinnamon sticks
Whipped cream (optional)
Caramel ice cream topping (optional)

In a large pot bring first 5 ingredients to a boil. Let simmer a few minutes. Ladle into mugs. Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel on top if you like.

German Dinner in a Slow Cooker

2 rings smoked sausage, sliced into 3 inch pieces
2 pounds sauerkraut
8 to 12 red potatoes, washed and halved or quartered depending on the size
1 onion sliced
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 apples, cored and sliced
2 bottles (12 ounces) beer
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)

Place potatoes in slow cooker. Next add onion, apples, kraut, and bacon. Place sausage on top. Pour in beer, brown sugar and caraway seeds. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

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