Sweet, fresh New England apple cider isn't just for drinking! Apple cider makes an excellent cooking ingredient for baked goods, poultry, meats and more. Apple cider also contains flavonoids: plant pigments that may reduce the risk of cancer.
So, next time you visit one of New England's best cider mills--like B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in Old Mystic, Connecticut, be sure to bring a cooler along, so you can tote home several jugs of this golden cooking ingredient.
Here's a sampling of apple cider recipes from New England and beyond to inspire your culinary creativity.
Apple Cider Vegetable Recipes
Sweet Potatoes with Cider and Brown Sugar, a history-inspired recipe low in sugar, so the cider flavor shines through, from Food & Wine.
Maple-Glazed Parsnips on Kale, a cider-laced veggie dish from Taste of Home.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apple Cider, a colorful side dish from Litehouse Foods.
Apple Cider Main Dish Recipes
Crockpot Cider Beef Stew, a crockpot recipe for sweet, slow-simmered stew from Diana Rattray.
New England Cider Soup, an old-school recipe from the late master chef Louis P. De Gouy.
Cider Corned Beef and Cabbage, a twist on the St. Patrick's Day favorite, handed down through generations and shared with readers of Connecticut's Naugatuck Patch.
Cider Baked Turkey Breast, from Astray Recipes--perfect for a hearty feast.
Cider Braised Pork Loin, from Cooks.com--cider keeps this pork dish juicy.
Cider Braised Venison Roast with Seasonal Applesauce and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts, a feast for those who love apples and game meats from epicurious.
Cider-Dijon Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples, an easy recipe for busy cooks from epicurious.
Pork Roast with Cider Sauce, a meal to remember from cdkitchen.
Roast Turkey with Cider Gravy, reprinted from Gourmet magazine by epicurious.com.
Helen's Ham in Cider, a crockpot recipe from About Southern Food Guide Diana Rattray.
Apple Cider Dessert Recipes
Apple Cider Pound Cake, a rich dessert recipe from Recipe Goldmine.
Boiled Cider Pie, an old New England recipe from Wood's Cider Mill in Vermont.
Maine Shakers Cider Pie, another version of this traditional favorite, which is simple to make, yet flavorful.
Cider Cake, a recipe with an in-depth overview of the history of apple cider in New England, from Tori Avey.
Old-Fashioned Cider Cake, another take on this old New England favorite from Mann Orchards in Methuen, Massachusetts.
Apple Cider Treats
Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls, a decadent autumn weekend breakfast or brunch dish frosted with apple cider cream cheese, from Taste of Home.
Cinnamon Apple Cider Jelly, a unique recipe from New York Cider that calls for spicy red cinnamon candies.
Vermont Apple Cider Doughnuts, a New England favorite from the archives of Yankee Magazine.
Low-Fat Apple Cider Doughnuts with Maple Syrup Glaze, from CookEatShare.
Pumpkin Cider Bread, a recipe that doubles down on the flavors of fall in New England, reprinted from Gourmet magazine by epicurious.com.
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