20 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Apple Cider This Fall

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Don't just sip this seasonal drink! Add these fall recipes to your repertoire to make apple cider the star of your next healthy snack or meal

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Cider-Baked Apples

Cider-Baked Apples
Fork Knife Swoon

Upgrade the classic fall dessert: These cider-baked apples from Fork Knife Swoon are filled with nuts and spices and baked in a delectable sauce made of reduced cider. (P.S. Did you know apples are one of The Best Fruits for a Heart-Healthy Diet?)

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Apple Cider Smoothie

Apple Cider Smoothie
Dizzy Busy & Hungry

Grab your blender: Yogurt lends creaminess to this apple cider smoothie from Dizzy Busy & Hungry. A hint of maple syrup adds sweetness, while spices warm up the flavor.

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Apple Cider Waffles

Apple Cider Waffles
The Baker Chick

Make a good morning even better. The Baker Chick's apple cider waffles are infused with apple-cinnamon flavor.

04 of 20

Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa
The Cookie Rookie

Put an autumnal spin on your favorite brunch cocktail. This apple cider mimosa recipe from The Cookie Rookie couldn't be easier to make. It has just two ingredients: Cider and your favorite champagne. (For more bubbles, try one of 10 Sparkling Drinks Superior to Soda.)

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Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder

Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder
Simply Scratch

Slow-roasted meat makes for a perfect weekend meal. This cider-braised pork shoulder from Simply Scratch uses cider in the braising broth for a juicy result.

06 of 20

Fluffy Oat Apple Cider Pancakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

Fluffy Oat Apple Cider Pancakes with Whipped Coconut Cream
Will Frolic For Food

Infuse flavor and fiber into your flapjacks. Will Frolic for Food's apple cider pancakes are made with cinnamon and cardamom and topped with a coconut cream. Even better, they're gluten-free, made with oat flour.

07 of 20

Cider-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

Cider-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables
The Scrumptious Pumpkin

'Tis the season for parsnips and sweet potatoes! The Scrumptious Pumpkin's recipe for cider-glazed roasted root vegetables uses cider and herbs to coat your favorite fall vegetables. (Psst... Stock up on these 10 Fresh Veggies and Fruits to Pick Up at the Farmers Market This October.)

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Seared Shrimp and Scallops in Apple Cider Cream Sauce

Seared Shrimp and Scallops in Apple Cider Cream Sauce
My Bottomless Boyfriend

Who knew cider and shellfish could be flavorful partners in crime? In this recipe for seared shrimp and scallops in apple cider cream sauce from My Bottomless Boyfriend, a sauce of cider, apples, cream, and herbs complement the seafood.

09 of 20

Apple Cider-Braised Pearl Onions

Apple Cider-Braised Pearl Onions
Things I Made Today

Pull out your heaviest skillet. These apple cider-braised pearl onions from Things I Made Today are caramelized in a cider glaze and feature the earthy flavor of fresh rosemary. The recipe was adapted from Vegetable Literacy

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Apple Cider Bourbon Slushies

Apple Cider Bourbon Slushies
Spache the Spatula

Sure, snow cones are typically a summer treat, but try this boozy, autumnal version. Spache the Spatula's apple cider bourbon slushies are complemented by cinnamon, sugar, and bitters. (Or whip up a Fresh Smoothie with Fall Fruits and Vegetables.)

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Slow-Simmered Hard Cider Corned Beef

Slow-Simmered Hard Cider Corned Beef
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Brisket doesn't have to be slathered in BBQ sauce. This slow-simmered hard cider corned beef recipe from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen braises it in a mixture of hard and soft cider.

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Roasted Apple Cider Chicken

Roasted Apple Cider Chicken
Teaspoon of Spice

Use cider to make juicy chicken. This roasted apple cider chicken from Teaspoon of Spice bakes in the oven with the flavor of apples, lemon, rosemary, and onions.

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Apple Cider and Butternut Squash Mac' and Cheese

Apple Cider and Butternut Squash Mac' and Cheese
Sagely Sweet

Comfort food doesn't have to be boring. Sagely Sweet's Apple Cider and Butternut Squash Mac' and Cheese supplements mac' with a creamy cider and squash purée. (Find out The Reason Comfort Food Makes You Feel Better.)

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Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce
In Sock Monkey Slippers

Enjoy this Thanksgiving-style side throughout the fall. This apple cider cranberry sauce from In Sock Monkey Slippers simmers for just seven minutes and calls for only four ingredients.

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Apple Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Apple Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Slim Pickin's Kitchen

Infuse flavor into your sprouts—these apple cider-glazed Brussels sprouts from Slim Pickin's Kitchen are sautéed in cider and tossed with bacon.

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Apple Cider Chia Overnight Oats

Apple Cider Chia Overnight Oats
sweat.to.eat

Have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. These apple cider chia overnight oats from sweat.to.eat. sit in the fridge while you sleep, melding with the flavor of cider, raisins, cinnamon, and creamy Greek yogurt. (We've got 10 Healthy Recipes for Freezer Meals too.)

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Sausage and Mushrooms in Mustard and Cider

Sausage and Mushrooms in Mustard and Cider
Charlotte's Lively Kitchen

Sweet cider is the perfect foil for sausage. Charlotte's Lively Kitchen's recipe for sausage and mushrooms in mustard and cider is a quick meal you can make on a Sunday, then freeze and eat later in the week. (If you can wait!)

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Balsamic Cider-Glazed Salmon with Rosemary

Balsamic Cider-Glazed Salmon with Rosemary
My Kitchen Addiction

Here's a new way to season your favorite fish. This Balsamic Cider-Glazed Salmon with Rosemary from My Kitchen Addiction is baked for about eight minutes in a flavorful sauce of cider, vinegar, and rosemary.

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Roasted Delicata Squash Bowls with Apple Cider Tahini Dressing

Roasted Delicata Squash Bowls with Apple Cider Tahini Dressing
Connoisseurus Veg

Try a new take on squash. These roasted delicata squash bowls with apple cider tahini dressing from Connoisseurus Veg feature squash, quinoa, and kale drizzled with the flavors of cider, tahini, and spicy sriracha. Yum!(Say sayonara, salad! Try one of these 17 Creative Vegetarian Recipes Using Leafy Greens.)

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One-Bowl Apple Corn Muffins

One-Bowl Apple Corn Muffins
Real Food Whole Life

Baking doesn't have to be a huge mess: These One-Bowl Apple Corn Muffins from Real Food Whole Life are simple and jam-packed with apple flavor from cider, fresh apples, and applesauce.

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