Have you tried cooking with Hard Cider yet? Here are some of our favorite dishes. Try them as Thanksgiving recipes using The Good Cider!
Some of the following Thanksgiving recipes using The Good Cider make great mid week dishes as well! Check them out and try them at your leisure!
Side dish: Cider Infused Braised Greens
This is a wonderful and easy to make side dish that can serve plenty. Make it for the Thanksgiving fest, or try it midweek instead of a simple salad!
- 1.5lbs of
- Swiss Chard
- Mustard Greens
- Collard Greens
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups of The Good Cider
- Tablespoon if Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 2 Red cooking apples
- First, cut the leafs from the steams of the greens. Discard the Mustard Green’s steam. Dice the remaining leafs and steams. Rinse the greens.
- In a large sauce pan on high heat, heat the oil. Add the cloves of garlic, cook and stir for about 30 seconds to a minute, allowing the cloves to turn golden. Then, still stirring, add the greens incrementally. Allow the greens to wilt, then add the next increment. Once all the greens have been added, stir in The Good Cider, the cider vinegar, and a dash of salt.
- Reduce the heat to medium and cover the sauce pan. In the meantime: peel, core, and dice the red apples. After the pan has been covered for 15 minutes, stir in the apples. Cover partially, and allow the dish to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- After most of the liquid has evaporated, transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!
Turkey Breast with The Good Cider glaze
Looking for an alternative to plain Turkey? Then this is the recipe for you!
For the Turkey
- 5lb Turkey Breast
- 1/2 cup of minced sage leaves
- 2 cups of The Good Cider
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion
- 1 stick of butter
- 4 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 tablespoon of honey
For the gravy
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1/4 cup of The Good Cider
- Combine the butter, sage, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic in a food processor to make a tasty paste. Loosen the skin of the turkey breast and smear half the paste directly onto the meat and the other half onto the turkey’s skin. Cover the turkey and allow it to sit overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up and in the oven.
- In a large sauce pan, mix together the 1.5 cups of The Good Cider and the honey. Boil the mixture till it is reduce to half a cup. Allow to cool into a syrup. Brush the turkey with the syrup and pour the reaming syrup into the roasting pan. Roast the turkey for an hour and a half to two hours. Turn and baste the turkey halfway through the bake. Remove once the skin is golden and a thermometer registers 165 degrees F while inside the thickest part of the breast. Once cooked, remove the turkey and allow to rest at room temperature for 15 or 20 minuets.
- While the meat rests, strain the drippings from the roasting pan into a sauce pan at medium heat. Add the flour and whisk the mixture together. Pour out excess grease and return to heat, whisking in vinegar and milk, and The Good Cider. Stir until a desired consistency is reached.
- Pour and serve over the sliced turkey breast.
Slow Cooked “The Good Cider” Pulled Pork
Tired of turkey? This pulled pork recipe is a must try! Prep it in the morning, and come back to a great smelling home!
- 2lb pork tenderloin
- 36oz of The Good Cider
- 1 large onion, cut into strips
- 2 large Granny smith apples
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 6 rolls
- Salt and pepper
- Bread and butter pickles
- In the slow cooker, dissolve 1/4 a cup of brown sugar into The Good Cider. Then add the pork tenderloin. Cook on low for about 6 hours. Shred with a fork.
- About half an hour before the pork is finished, melt butter into a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the onions until they are well browned, about 10 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix together the remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and onion powder, as well as a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Stir the apples into the skillet and mix in the bowl of sugar, cinnamon, and onion powder. Cover the mixture for about to 10 minutes.
- Spoon the pork and sauce over rolls. Add pickles, and serve.