Cider Recipes

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For years our family has tinkered around with new and exciting cider based beverages. In that time we've been fortunate enough to have plenty of willing guinea pigs when it comes to taste testing. Below are some of the gems we've uncovered from scavenging recipe books, polling customers, and experimenting at holiday parties. We are always on the lookout for interesting new applications for our hot spiced apple cider concentrate, so if you come up with a good one, feel free to drop us a line.

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  • Homebrew Hard Cider (1 Gal)
  • 16 oz. Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
    3/4 cup Sugar
    1 tsp. Yeast nutrient
    1 Packet champagne yeast
    5 tsp. corn sugar

    Equipment needed:
    Sanitizing Solution
    Plastic fermentation bucket with lid
    Air lock
    Plastic mixing spoon
    Siphon tubing
    Bottles which can be capped tightly

    Begin by sanitizing all equipment that will come in contact with the cider
    In the plastic fermenting bucket, mix cider concentrate, water, sugar, and yeast nutrient. Make sure everything is fully dissolved.
    Add the champagne yeast and securely fasten the lid and air lock
    Store the cider at 60 degrees F. for 7 to 10 days to ferment
    On bottling day, sanitize your bottle or bottles prior to filling
    Divide the corn sugar evenly between your bottles to ensure carbonation
    Fill the bottles using the sanitized siphon tubing and cap afterward
    Store cider for 1 - 3 months before enjoying
  • Cider Tart
  • Pastry:
    2 cups flour
    1 tbsp. sugar
    ¾ cups shortening
    1 egg
    ¼ cup ice water
    1 tsp. white vinegar

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  • Butternut Squash,
    Apple & Ginger Soup
  • 1/2 large onion
    1/2 butternut squash
    2 apples (we used Macintosh)
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1 sweet potato
    1/4 cup orange juice
    2 cups water
    1 cup white wine
    1 inch ginger bulb
    1/4 cup Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
    1/3 cup maple syrup
    Salt to taste
    Chinese five spice to taste
    curry powder to taste
    nutmeg to taste
    2 tbsp butter

    Saute the diced onions in vegetable oil until they are translucent. Peel and dice the squash and sweet potato and add to the pan. Saute until the onions begin to brown and then deglaze the pan with white wine. Add diced apples, orange juice, Hot Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate, and the ginger bulb. Cover the ingredients with water and cook gently until vegetables are soft. Remove the ginger bulb and puree the soup with an emulsion blender. Add butter and maple syrup to the soup while blending. Add the remaining spices, to taste, and serve with croutons.
  • Apple Pie
  • 8 apples peeled and sliced thin
    ½ cup Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
    2 tbsp. dark rum
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    2 tbsp. flour
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    ¼ tsp. nutmeg
    1 tbsp. butter
    Pie crust

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  • Cider Pie
  • 1 cup Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
    2 eggs
    ¾ cup milk
    1/3 cup maple syrup or brown sugar
    3 tbsp. flour
    Pie crust

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  • Cider Donuts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
    5 tbsp. unsalted butter
    2 large eggs
    3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    1 ¼ tsp table salt
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

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  • Apple Spice Granola
  • 4 tbsp Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
    ½ can of old fashioned oats
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    ½ to 1 cup of pecans or almonds

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  • Spiced Cider Turkey Brine
  • 16 oz. Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
    1 Gallon of water
    1.5 Cup Kosher salt
    2 oranges zested and sliced
    6 cloves of garlic crushed
    1 small bunch fresh rosemary
    1 small bunch fresh thyme
    1 small bunch fresh sage
    4 bay leaves
    2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns

    In a large stock pot combine all ingredients and heat until salt is dissolved
    Allow to cool and place the turkey in the pot
    Brine for 24 hour, occasionally rotating the turkey
  • Cider Pork & Poultry Glaze
  • 2 Tbsp. spiced apple cider concentrate
    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    1 Tbsp onion powder
    1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
    1 Tbsp yellow mustard seeds
    1/2 tsp ground allspice
    1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

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