10 Recipes to Make When You Can’t Drink Any More Apple Cider


It happens to the best of us: You finally follow through with plans to go apple picking and get so caught up in the perfect fall moment that you come home with an overabundance of fresh apple cider. This year, don’t panic. Instead of throwing away the perishable gallons taking up prime real estate in your fridge, use them to make a range of recipes, including dessert, weeknight dinner and, of course, doughnuts!

Mulled Cider

As the crisp autumn air rolls in, warm drinks are just what you’re looking for. Bobby Flay’s Mulled Cider is ready in 10 minutes and will fill your home with the scents of cinnamon and orange.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Fall wouldn’t be complete without a generous helping of apple cider doughnuts. This recipe from Food Network Magazine makes a dozen, glazed and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cider

It’s roasting season. Use up two quarts of apple cider to make this delicious pork loin. Don’t forget an additional 1/4 cup for the side of chunky applesauce.

Pork Chops with Apples

Use your apple cider in weeknight cooking. These pork chops from Food Network Magazine are amped up with a combination of cider, Granny Smith apples and red onion for a healthy dinner that has less than 500 calories per serving.

Roasted Fresh Ham with Cider Glaze

Cooking for a crowd? Make your dinner party menu seasonal and use a whole gallon of apple cider in this roasted ham recipe that serves 10 people.

Cider Hot Chocolate

Cider and chocolate is an unlikely combo, but don’t knock it until you try it. Combine apple cider with an array of spices before adding heavy cream and white chocolate to the mix. Topped with nutmeg and cinnamon, this drink is a delectable mash-up of cold-weather favorites.

Apple Cider Snickerdoodles

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Apple Cider Snickerdoodles. The classic cinnamon-sugar cookie makes an ideal base for apple cider and some apple pie spice. This is sure to become a seasonal staple.

Apple Cider Float

If you’re not ready to leave ice cream season behind, try this twist on a float. Simply fill a small glass two-thirds full with apple cider, add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, top with apple pie spice and serve.

Sweet Potato Cider Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

If you’re looking for a new weekend project, try these sweet potato cider cupcakes topped with marshmallow frosting. Once the cupcakes are in the oven, get started on the toppings. You’ll make a marshmallow frosting, cider caramel sauce and toasted salted pecans for cupcakes that are almost too pretty to eat.

Homemade Apple Butter

Apple butter is a delicious and healthy spread that you’ll want to use all season long. Skip the cream cheese and use apple butter to top your morning bagel, or swap it in for jelly in a PB&J. Use it to dress up your weekend waffles. The possibilities are endless!