Not really sure why I”m on such an apple kick lately. In addition to the post from yesterday, I have also been eating apples nonstop. Over the weekend I made chocolate dipped apples topped with coconut and crushed Reese”s pieces (yes, they are AMAZING), I sit here now typing this with a locally picked honeycrisp apple in my hand. But I need more. So I think of the apple cider in my fridge and it comes to me — time to hit the kitchen.
Typically during the Fall season we”ll enjoy a nice warm cup of apple cider and call it a day. I”ve been known to drink a cup or two alongside a cider doughnut. But this year I think I want to step it up a notch. Alas, I give you these few recipes that I cannot wait to try! But first, we have to go a traditional route (with a twist):
CIDER DOUGHNUT MUFFINS
Cider doughnuts have taken a whole new form. This recipe from Tablespoon.com transforms the traditional cider doughnut into a muffin treat — sorry blueberries, you”ll have to wait! I can”t wait to have these for breakfast. (Or lunch. Or dinner. Or a midnight snack ..)
CARAMEL-STUFFED APPLE CIDER COOKIES
Even just looking at these cookies make me think of lounging in front of the fireplace on a crisp Fall evening. Am I right? The cider cookie with caramel center seems like the perfect companion for a cup of hot tea. Thank you to Scrambled Henfruit for sharing this amazing treat!
APPLE BUTTER CINNAMON ROLLS W/ CIDER ICING
Cinnamon rolls just got even better — apple butter cinnamon rolls. Add cider icing for noming bliss. These rolls from Babble.com would be a perfect addition to your next Sunday brunch. As someone who loves breakfast, I feel I might be making these sooner rather than later.
APPLE CIDER CHICKEN
Apple cider chicken! Who says cider has to be used only in baking? There are many recipes that use apple cider in gravies and marinades, but I found this Food Network recipe to be exceptionally interesting. Maybe it”s just the picture, but that chicken looks like its bursting with Fall flavor. A great way to use up any leftover apple cider in the fridge!
What”s your favorite Fall treat? Share with us!