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Seasonal recipes: 5 for apple cider
A gift of a free gallon of apple cider gets this food blogger wondering what she can make with it.
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 11:58 AM
Last Saturday, I was given the gift of about 50 apples and a gallon of apple cider from Shober Orchards
of Monroeville, N.J. Shober sells at the Collingswood Farmers Market when it’s in season. For the past few years, they have returned to the site of the market shortly before Christmas with free apples and cider as a thank you to those who support them during the season.
So I’ve got this gallon of apple cider, and I’ve had some and so have the boys, but there is still some left. I’ve got lots of parties and celebrations to attend in the next week, so I thought I’d see if I could use the cider in other ways. Here are five recipes I came up with that use apple cider as in ingredient. (I think I’ll be trying out the pound cake and chicken recipes.)
Sweet Potatoes with Cider and Brown Sugar
– Sweet potatoes are cooked in cider instead of water, run through a food processor, and then baked in the oven. If you’re looking for a side dish for Christmas ham or turkey, you might want to give this a try.
Apple Cider Pound Cake
– This highly spiced pound cake gets drizzled with a buttermilk icing. Looks delicious.
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