Apple Cider Caramel

Apple Cider Caramel

The most traditional way to enjoy hard cider is in a glass, of course. But it can also be a key ingredient in your fall menus.

When selecting ciders for cooking, choose one that you’d enjoy drinking. If you have any hard cider that’s gone flat, it’s a perfect candidate for one of these dishes.

If you’d prefer, you can use sweet cider (nonalcoholic) in place of all or some of the hard cider called for, just note that since it’s sweeter, you will need a little less of it.

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Crispy Pork Belly with Braised Apples and Cabbage

Crispy Pork Belly with Braised Apples and Cabbage

In this recipe, inspired by Michael Dietsch's recipe on Food52, the brightness of hard cider cuts through the decadent fattiness of braised pork belly. Be sure to choose a piece of belly that’s got a good mix of fat and meat. For a leaner option, you may substitute boneless pork shoulder for the belly.

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