Not just good for drinking, apple cider is also great for braising and making sauces. We’ve got a few recipes here to get you started. So raise a glass of the cider of your choice, be it hard or soft, hot, cold, or mixed in a cocktail, and toast autumn with us.
Once the beverage of choice in America, cider is making a comeback today in the era of craft brews and interest in traditional foods. Learn more about the history of cider making and check out these 12 things you didn’t know about hard apple cider.
Here are 5 recipes that use cider for depth of flavor. Try one while the cider is fresh!
Our air-chilled chicken thighs maintain a wonderfully crispy skin in a shallow braise of hard apple cider, onions, and smoky bacon. Buy high-quality cider, and don’t forget a few extra bottles to drink with dinner. It’s the perfect fall pairing.
Our easy recipe for double-cut heritage pork chops is stuffed with buttery challah bread, sautéed apples, and aromatics. A simple cider spiked pan-sauce finishes the dish.
We slow-cooked our veal shanks in hard apple cider and onions for spoon-tender meat in a sweet, aromatic sauce. Finishing with smoky bacon and sautéed apples puts this recipe over the top, in the best way.
Cider, tart apple, and smoky bacon add depth to basic Brussels sprouts. This dish is a delight whether part of your holiday feast or a simple supper. Did someone say Thanksgiving?
Colman Andrews’ breathtaking cookbook, The Country Cooking of Ireland, includes this recipe for rabbit braised in hard cider with fresh thyme. Andrews says that this dish was traditionally cooked over a fire in cast-iron. That may be hard to replicate today, but the flavors are just as satisfying when braised in a Dutch oven.
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