3 Super Ways to Use Leftover Cider

Got surplus cider lying around? Here's what to do with it.
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Unfiltered apple cider is more perishable than apple juice. Look for cider that has been pasteurized or treated with UV light, and handle it as you would milk.

Boost Your Breakfast

Instead of cooking your oatmeal in water or milk, use cider. The flavor will concentrate as the oats cook. For the ultimate fall breakfast, top the oatmeal with thinly sliced apples tossed in cinnamon sugar.

Get Saucy

Making pork chops or chicken? Cook the meat, transfer it to a plate, then add a glug of cider to the hot pan. Stir, scraping up all those delicious browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Simmer until thickened, then spoon the simple sauce over the meat.

Glaze for Days

Give your sweets a little seasonal flair with a cider glaze: Simmer a cup of cider until it reduces by half, then whisk in about 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, adding more if needed to thicken. Drizzle on cakes, bread pudding, or plain cake doughnuts.

This article originally appeared in our Harvest 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.