15 Apple Cider Recipes from Eggnog to Barbecue Sauce

Apple cider may be the ultimate beverage to warm you from the inside out this winter, but it is also this season’s noteworthy ingredient. This year, don’t just drink your apple cider, experiment with it. Try one of its many enhanced flavors. Try it as an unexpected leavener. Try it as its own unique spice. Just whatever you do, don’t try it one way.

Head to your local grocery store or farmstand to pick up a few gallons of apple cider – you’ll want to make every single one of these recipes as soon as possible.

1. Hot Cider Nog

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How Sweet It Is

Booze, egg nog, and apple cider in one. Now you’re getting serious about holiday cheer. Serve this up at your next party and you’re sure to become the holiday event of the season.

Find the recipe here.

2. Apple Cider Ice Cream with Apple Cider Caramel Swirl

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Use Real Butter

Another great way to get your apple cider fix this season is having it cold. That’s right, you heard me. Eat it cold. Of course that means you’ll have to make some adjustments like convert it into ice cream.

But it will be so delicious that you won’t even mind that your hands are turning as icy as the weather outside. Find the recipe here.

3. Warm Vanilla Cider

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Martha Stewart

Caramel-y, vanilla-y cider with a dollop of whipped cream on top? Yes, you can do that to apple cider. And yes, you will love the results.

Find the recipe here.

4. Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Cooking With Curls

Soft, fluffy, golden pastries infused with the spiced goodness of apple cider and then topped with an apple cider glaze. Yum. This may be the perfect recipe to get both your seasonal sweets and spices.

Find the recipe here.

5. Tourtière (Québec Pork Pie Recipe)

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Simple Bites

The Canadians present you with tourtière. Spiced just like apple cider but so much more filling, this dish aims to please. Please enjoy responsibly.

Find the recipe here.

6. Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

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Unicorns in the Kitchen

Thanksgiving is over, but it doesn’t mean that the flavors are out of season. You can totally keep reminisce about the good (or bad) times you had with family. Curl up with a book and the heady scents of this infused cider and enjoy the flavor journey.

Find the recipe here.

7. Apple Cider Green Beans

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The Mostly Vegan

Green beans are great when they’re paired with nuts and shallots. They are even better when all those ingredients are complemented with a tart apple cider sherry vinaigrette.

Find the recipe here.

8. Cider-Glazed Pork Loin with Apple-Walnut Stuffing and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Apple Cider Stuffed Roast Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes
Wolf Gourmet

This dish celebrates all the flavors of late fall by rolling it up into one irresistible pork loin. Take one bite and you won’t want the season to change. Ever.

Find the recipe here.

9. Spiced Apple Cider Cake with Frosted Cranberries

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My Kitchen Love

Apple cider infuses this cake from top to bottom. It’s so good that it may become a repeat recipe in your house. Maybe also in the houses of your friends that you choose to share a bite with. Are you willing to take that risk?

Find the recipe here.

10. Cranberry Apple Cider Punch

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The Secret Ingredient Is

We know two things to be true: Apple season is not quite out the door and holiday cocktails make everything better. So why not put these two truths together in a drink? Let the festivities begin!

Find the recipe here.

11. Apple Cider Pie

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Fine Cooking

If you thought apple pie was good wait until you try this spiced upgrade: apple cider pie. Your tastebuds will be dancing with joy after the first bite.

Find the recipe here.

12. Fireball Apple Slushies

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Delish

There’s a whole world beyond Fireball shots when you add apple cider. They’re just so … festive.

Find the recipe here.

13. Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce

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Simple, Sweet & Savory

With this spicy, seasonal sauce, barbecue just became appropriate for ever get-together, regardless of the holiday.

Who says that you need to have a Christmas goose, anyway? A Christmas brisket is starting to sound mighty good.

Find the recipe here.

14. Hard Apple Cider Pulled Pork with Roasted Apple Barbecue Sauce

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Flavor the Moments

Slow cookers go hand in hand with wintertime. So why not combine one of the greatest things about winter with another great product of the season: apple cider. Dump some spiced apple cider with your pork and let your slow cooker work its seasoned magic on the flavors.

Find the recipe here.

15. Classic Apple Cider

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A Beautiful Mess

If, after making it through all the different, wonderful ways you can make cider you still want a steaming cup of the original drink, then I say go for it.

However, to make sure that you aren’t just microwaving yourself some of the stuff you buy in a jug at the grocery store, here is a wonderful recipe that will certainly warm you up and make you smile.

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