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Apple Cider Recipes

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour

  • ½ c granulated sugar

  • ½ c light brown sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¾ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

  • ¾ c apple cider

  • 1 egg

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • ¾ c granulated sugar

  • 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin pan and set aside. In medium bowl, combine apple cider, egg, and vanilla extract. In large bowl or stand mixer, combine flour, ½ c granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With mixer running on low, slowly incorporate wet ingredients. Mix until batter is combined and no streaks remain. Divide batter between prepared muffin cavities.

Bake for 15-18 minutes. Immediately turn out onto a baking sheet or cutting board.

For topping, combine remaining granulated sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Coat each muffin entirely in melted butter then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Transfer to wire cooling rack.

Apple Cider Syrup

  • ½ c. brown sugar

  • ½ c. white sugar

  • 2 T. cornstarch

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg

  • 2 c. apple cider

  • 2 T. lemon juice

  • ½ tsp. vanilla

  • ¼ c. butter

Add sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch to saucepan. Whisk together. Gradually add apple cider and lemon juice. Cook and whisk over medium heat until thickened to desired consistency. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter. Serve warm over pancakes, waffles, French toast or ice cream.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork

  • 5-4 lb pork shoulder, bone-in

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 yellow onion, sliced

  • 1 ½ c apple cider

Add sliced onions to bottom of 5-6 q slow cooker. Place pork shoulder on top of onions. Sprinkle with seasonings and garlic. Pour apple cider over all. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-10 hours. Pork is ready when internal temperature reaches at least 145degrees. Carefully remove and shred using forks.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Maple Meatballs

  • 50 meatballs

  • 2 c apple cider

  • ½ c maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 apples, cored and chopped

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Turn on low. Place meatballs inside. Combine apple cider, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar and pour over meatballs. Place apples on top. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4-8 hours. Turn to warm after that. Serve warm with additional chopped apples if desired.

Caramel Apple Sangria

  • 1 750 ml bottle of pino grigio or your favorite mild white wine

  • 1 c caramel flavored vodka

  • 6 c apple cider

  • 2 medium apples, cored and chopped

Stir wine, vodka, and apple cider together in large pitcher. Add chopped apples to pitcher or individual glasses. Serve sangria over ice. Apple cider settles. If sangria sits for awhile, it will need to be stirred before serving

Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 c confectioners’ sugar, sifted

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp apple cider

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

In medium bowl, mix together all ingredients. Whisk until smooth.

Apple Cider Floats

  • Sparkling apple cider

  • FF apple cider

  • French vanilla ice cream

  • Whipped cream - optional

  • Apple slice - optional

  • Ground cinnamon - optional

  • Cinnamon stick - optional

  • Caramel sauce - optional

Scoop ice cream into glass and pour equal parts sparkling apple cider and fresh apple cider. Top with whipped cream, apple slice, sprinkle of ground cinnamon, cinnamon stick, and caramel sauce.

If you freeze your cup for at least 30 minutes your drink will stay cold longer and won’t melt as quickly.

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