8 Fall Recipes Made Even Better With Apple Cider, From Popsicles to Pork Tenderloin

It's fall, and your relationship to apple cider has gotten dangerously close to addiction. You’ve got your favorite apple cider recipes ready to go at a moment’s notice, and you drink it aaaaallll the time. Spiced cider, caramel cider, spiked cider — you’ve tried it all.

And when you’re not sucking down this sweet nectar? You get apple cider night sweats. You suck on a cinnamon stick "pacifier" between fixes. You wish you could consume exclusively apple cider... Well, you sort of can! As it turns out, you can incorporate cider into loads of unexpected recipes. So without further ado, I give you eight creative ways to get your apple cider fix. Thank me later!

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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider + Donuts = Are we rewriting the lyrics to “My Favorite Things” here?!?!! Are “apple cider donuts” trying to give “whiskers on kittens” a run for their money? To introduce this fine fall delicacy to your mouthpiece, try this recipe from Food52. You will not be sorry.

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Apple Cider Dip

ATTENTION: This is officially some first world shit — not only do we have apple cider donuts, but we now have apple cider dip in which to dunk them! Get your corpulence on with this recipe from 1 Fine Cookie. Shameless excess has never been so delicious.

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Apple Cider Floats

Calling all basic bitches, this one’s for you! (Plus, the rest of us — ironically, of course!) Apple cider floats are super easy to make and are yet another great way to blend summer into fall. I like Rachael Ray’s recipe because she does not mess around when it comes to the caramel sauce. GIT. IT. GURL.

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Apple Cider Oatmeal Muffins

You want to get your day off to the best start possible, right? Right. Time to whip up some of these loaded apple cider oatmeal muffins by How Sweet It Is. Breakfast just got so much better.

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Apple Cider Chicken with Caramelized Shallots

Plain ol’ boring chicken breasts get the fall treatment thanks to this cider recipe by Crepes of Wrath. Just make sure you have some bread on hand to sop up all that extra flavor. Trust me, you’ll need it.

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Cider Apple Crumble

My mom never met an apple she was willing to waste, so I spent every fall of my entire childhood eating copious amounts of anything you can make with apples — apple pie, apple jam, seriously it was apple ad nauseam — but my favorite was apple crumble. And adding cider is an ingenious twist on one of fall’s choicest comfort foods. Try this version from Cake Of The Week.

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Apple Cider and Rosemary Ice Pops

You’re loving the taste of fall, but you’re still feeling nostalgic for summer? I tooootally get it. Luckily, we can keep a foot in both seasons with these mouthwatering apple cider popsicles. Too bad open relationships can’t be this easy, amirite?

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Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Reduction

Vegetarians, close your eyes, or you might not be a vegetarian for much longer! Meat-lovers, mama’s got something nice for you: pork tenderloin dressed up in an apple cider and maple syrup glaze. Aida Mollenkamp gives us her Sunday’s best with this recipe for the Food Network.