Recipes and tips for the season's best ingredients
This fall staple of farm stands is not just great in the glass. Cider, alcoholic and not, lends an irresistible sweet-tart flavor to whatever it touches, be it pork shoulder, butternut squash, or cupcakes. Here are some of our favorite ways to use cider in the kitchen.
- Mull It Over
Mulled cider is a great antidote to chilly days. Simply simmer cider with spices like cinnamon and cloves in a pot for about 10 to 15 minutes, strain, and serve hot.
- Substitute Cider
When making applesauce, use cider instead of water to intensify flavor.
- Braise with Cider
For a flavorful and healthy alternative to roasting and sautéing, try braising meat or vegetables in cider.
Soups and Salads
- Onion Soup with Apple Cider
- Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream
- Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Apple Cider and Bacon Dressing
- Fennel and Apple Salad with Cider Vinaigrette