Recipe Roundup: Apple Cider Recipes

Welcome autumn with these sweet and savory recipes that call for apple cider!

In the States and most of Canada, apple cider is the name given to unsweetened, unfiltered apple juice. It is non-alcoholic and has a limited shelf life unless frozen. Alcoholic versions are called hard cider. In other parts of the world, cider refers to an alcoholic drink made from fruits such as apple or pears, can be dry or sweet and is often slightly fizzy from fermentation.

Apple cider makes delicious drinks, doughnuts and cakes. On the savory side, it pairs well with chicken and pork. Here are a few recipes to inspire you to pick up some cider next time you're at the farmers' market or apple orchard.

Sweet
Cider Spiced Cake from Epicurious
Apple Cider Doughnuts from Smitten Kitchen
Ricotta Apple Cake with Cider-Maple Glaze from Pour Girl Gourmet
Spiced Apple Cider Sorbet from The Kitchn
Apple Cider Jelly with Rosemary and Peppercorns from Local Kitchen

Savory
Mussels in Apple Cider from nami-nami
Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onions from Epicurious
Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce from Cooking Light

Drinks
Spiced Apple Cider from The Kitchn
Apple Cider with Hibiscus Flower Syrup from The Kitchn
Apple Cider Cocktail from The Kitchn
Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy from The Kitchn

Related: Do You Ever Drink Hard Cider?

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