It wouldn’t be fall without a jug of fresh apple cider and an apple cider donut (or two!). But in addition to the classics there are plenty of ways to use the fall beverage for savory and sweet recipes alike. Here are the 21 recipes we’ll be adding to our “to-cook” list immediately!

1. Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts: Finally! One of our favorite fall recipes in a gluten-free version. (via Bubble Girl Bakes)

2. Apple Cider Pancakes: Not only do these pancakes include apple cider, they also have nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Yum! (via Sincerely Kinsey)

3. Apple Cider Donut Holes: These donut holes are made even better with a coating of cinnamon sugar. (via Yankee Magazine)

4. Apple Cide-car: Try this fall take on a classic cocktail. You won’t be disappointed. (via Brit + Co.)

5. Apple Cider Jelly Candy: For those of you that love gumdrops, these DIY candies are the perfect homemade version. (via Coconut & Lime)

6. Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs: We’re on the fence about whether or not these turkey meatballs with honey crisp apples and an apple cider glaze are brilliant or a touch gross. What do you think? (via The Messy Baker)

7. The Bourbon Bomber: Apple cider, ginger, rosemary, allspice, and bourbon. This might be the perfect cocktail. (via The Boys Club)

8. Loaded Apple Cider Oatmeal Muffins with Brown Butter Apple Cider Glaze: If you made it through that recipe title and your mouth isn’t watering, we don’t know what to say. These muffins are our new favorite. (via How Sweet it is)

9. Apple Pie Floats: No there isn’t any pie involved, but this float still tastes like there is. (via How Does She)

10. Mussels with Apple Cider and Thyme Glaze: Try cider in place of the traditional white wine for a unique flavor next time you’re cooking mussels. (via Prospect: The Pantry)

11. Apple Cider Caramels: A new twist on the traditional combo of caramel and apples these sweets are guaranteed addictive. (via Handle the Heat)

12. Apple Pecan Pie Cronuts with a Apple Cider Caramel Drizzle: The cronut trend is still in full swing, and these apple pecan ones are sure to send you into sugar shock—in a good way! (via Half Baked Harvest)

13. Bourbon Apple Cider Sorbet: It’s another addition to our Spike Your Sweets series, and this apple sorbet is made even better by the fact that you don’t need an ice cream maker to make it. (via Brit + Co.)

14. Apple Cider Jelly with Rosemary and Peppercorns: Your morning toast or PB&J will never be the same once you try this sweet and savory jelly. (via Local Kitchen)

15. Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Adding a bit of cider to this pulled pork recipe makes your sandwich have just a touch of sweet. It’s a recipe you don’t want to miss. (via A Sweet Pea Chef)

16. Apple Cider Sangria: Using apple cider and brandy in your sangria is a no-brainer. We love this refreshing recipe. (via How Sweet it is)

17. Apple Cider Tiramisu: Tiramisu no longer has to just be coffee flavored. This apple cider version—made with apple pie moonshine—is a tasty update. (via Dessert for Two)

18. Cider Glazed Chicken Breasts: Ditch your boring chicken recipe that you’ve had a hundred times for this healthy version. (via Bon Appetit)

19. Apple Cider Floats: Apple cider, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce—it doesn’t get any better than this. (via That’s So Michelle)

20. Apple Cider Donut Cake: There’s no need to have a donut pan to enjoy apple cider donuts. This bunt cake fits the bill just as well and looks like a giant donut. Just don’t eat it all in one sitting. (via Katie at the Kitchen Door)

21. Apple Cider Margaritas: Surprisingly, apple cider and tequila go quite well together. The best part of this sweet cocktail though, is the brown sugar rim. (via Fabtastic Eats)

BONUS: Make Your Own Hard Cider: If you like your cider with more of a kick, try making this fermented version using champagne yeast. (via Instructables)

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What’s your favorite way to use cider? Tell us in the comments!