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.
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
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