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Autumn Brandy Apple Tea Drink Recipe

One of the things I love about fall is that the whole family starts to be around more. My kids aren’t quite as busy as they are in the spring and summer so I can involve them in activities around the house. One thing I’ve mentioned before is that I LOVE cooking with my kids. Not only does it provide a great chance to spend time with them, but I feel like I’m really giving them a life skill that will serve them well. Everyone needs to know how to cook, not just the basics, but special things, too. It’s those special dishes that provide comfort and a taste of home when you need it most.

Autumn Brandy Apple Tea Drink Recipe

Target is having some great sales on products that make for fantastic fall cooking. Right now at Target they have, “Buy 3, Get 1 Free on select Unilever food and ice cream brands” and  “Buy 2 Hellmann’s or Best Foods items for $7”.

Autumn Brandy Apple Tea Drink Recipe

I have so many things I want to make, especially with the Lipton Recipe Secrets! But I thought my son would really enjoy making this Autumn Apple Tea with Lipton Tea. Making the tea reminds me of making applesauce with my mother, but it’s so much quicker!

Autumn Brandy Apple Tea Drink Recipe

Autumn Apple Tea Drink Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes (brew time)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 6 Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

optional: 1/4 cup brandy and brown sugar dipped in maple syrup on the rim of glass

Directions:

  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat juice just to a boil. Remove from heat and add Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags. Cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze. Stir in remaining ingredients. Garnish, if desired, with clove-studded apple slices.

Obviously, I’m not using the brandy for this version! I like the idea of my son having a go-to hot drink that he can make himself and use for those times when you just need a little extra coziness. Really, the whole cozy experience is made possible with Target, since I get so many great household and food items there. The Autumn Apple Tea would go great either with fresh fruit or cookies or just a little toast and jam.

Autumn Brandy Apple Tea Drink Recipe

What sorts of things do you like to cook with your kids? Share them in the comments below and on social media with #FallFamilyCooking!

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