9 Irresistible Apple Cider Recipes to Make This Season
You can buy bottled apple cider year-round, but there's nothing like the freshly made stuff in season in the fall. Laced with spices, it's irresistibly aromatic, and delicious on its own. We love a glass of cider instead of our usual morning OJ, but we also love to use it in cooking! From roasted chicken to stuffed salmon to classic cider doughnuts, there are countless apple cider recipes to try this fall. Try one. Try them all. Bon appétit!
You can thank Dominique Ansel for introducing the world to the cronut (a croissant/doughnut hybrid), but we have to pay gratitude to Half Baked Harvest for giving the treat a mouthwatering fall spin. Drizzled with apple cider caramel, these apple pecan pie cronuts take next level to new heights.
A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, apple cider is a shoo-in for a delicious cocktail. You could add one part cider and one part the spirit of your choice and have yourself a very yummy drink, but we like this apple cider Moscow mule recipe, which takes it to the next level. A couple ounces of cider and vodka, a squeeze of lime, a touch of ginger beer, and a sprinkle of cinnamon make this a delightfully refreshing fall cocktail.
We wouldn’t consider this cheddar apple beer soup the healthiest dish in the world, but it is indulgently delicious and flavor-packed. Apple cider, pumpkin beer, and chicken broth make a yummy base, brie and cheddar give it richness, and thyme, onion, and cayenne add a little kick.
Apple cider and cheddar are a power couple, and in this yummy elevated fall soup, butternut squash ups the ante. We love the savory hint of the roasted garlic croutons here. Pair with a green salad and you have an easy lunch or dinner.
In this recipe for apple- and fennel-stuffed salmon with cider sauce, after sautéing Honeycrisp apple and fennel in apple cider, you’ll spread them out evenly across one half of salmon, top them with a second piece of salmon, and then tie the stuffed salmon together with kitchen twine before baking so all the flavors come together. The result is juicy and delicious—something your dinner guests won’t soon stop talking about.
We love a “set it and forget it” meal, and this slow-cooker apple cider barbecue pulled pork is no exception. Combining apple cider with barbecue sauce, it makes a delicious and flavorful pulled pork with very minimal effort. Make extra and freeze it for future winter meals—you’ll be happy you did!
Apple cider doughnuts are one of the ultimate autumn delicacies—there’s nothing like walking into a doughnut shop or farm stand smelling the cinnamon sugar treats wafting through the air. We can only imagine how delightful that scent would be in your own home on a cozy fall weekend morning. We’ll be making these apple cider doughnuts very soon, no doubt.
Made with pumpkin puree, ground flax, and whole wheat flour, this vegan cinnamon pull-apart bread is healthier than it looks, which is always a good thing! Topped with an apple cider glaze, it’s spicy and sweet—the perfect thing to make for brunch or bring to a tailgate.
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