Apple Cider Jelly
It's like spreadable apple pie in a jar. This sweet-as-pie jelly is inspired by one of our favorite fall treats. Made with apples, warming spices, and just a touch of cider for tartness, it brings you a cozy, orchard-fresh flavor. The tasty delight of freshly picked apples accented with a hint of cinnamon is a flavor combination that lasts a lifetime. It's a pleasant, homey flavor that you want to share.
OK, we admit it. This may be one of our favorite preserves. Made with a luscious variety of ripe, juicy apples, tart apple cider, and aromatic spices, it's like a delicious homemade apple pie without the crust! It's fantastic on its own, spread on flaky croissants or used in recipes with pork chops or chicken. We love it and we hope you do too! It's like biting into a delicious, homemade apple pie!
Mulled cider is such an interesting drink, it has roots going way back to Medieval English Wassail and the practice of mulling wine goes all the way back to the Greeks! To ‘mull’ means to heat, sweeten, and flavor with spices. Suffice it to say it’s a delicious idea, and that’s why people have been enjoying it for so long.
Fat-Free, Saturated Fat-Free, Cholesterol-Free, and Sodium-Free
Pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc, Asti Spumante, Bardolino, Bourgueil, Cabernet, Champagne, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Light Red Wines, Madeira, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rioja, Sancerre, Tawny Port, White Zinfandel
Suggestions for Uses
It's fantastic on its own, spread on flaky croissants, or used in recipes with pork chops or chicken
A delicious accompaniment to buttery breads like challah or brioche
Try it with ginger or pumpkin bread
Try it as a glaze for pork ribs
Warm and use it as syrup in place of maple syrup
Use to flavor icing and frostings
Glaze a fresh fruit tart or pies
Great in a savory pan sauce for pork, duck, chicken, turkey
Try it on a piece of sourdough toast, lightly coated with salted butter, and generously scooped with this handmade jelly
On a cheese platter, cider jelly goes well with all kinds of meats and cheeses. I like it with cheddar and Jarlsberg, and even soft cheese like Brie
Spread on a sandwich, like a turkey or ham.
As part of an epic grilled cheese with a nutty Gruyere
On the side of roast chicken, ham, or roast pork or as a glaze for these meats
As a side for your holiday tables…the jelly would be nice with turkey or biscuits
Use it as an ingredient in sauces like barbecue sauce or in the sauce for cocktail meatballs
Eat ice cream with apple cider topping
Use in muffins, crackers, and brie en croute
Excellent on cinnamon raisin scones or bread
Perfect for adding some sweetness and flavor to your favorite cup of herbal tea