We have lovingly compiled and adapted an ever-growing list of recipes that showcase our fruit or cider in incredibly delicious ways. We do not own most of these recipes, and have credited the original authors accordingly. Click below to jump to Savory, Sweet, & Cocktail categories, or search for something specific using the bar below.
A little Champagne vinegar in the dressing adds punchy flavor to these super easy, late summer steaks.
Serve warm as a side or chilled on a cheese plate or salad, these carrots and apples are slightly sweet, with just a hint of warm spices and herbs.
This Creamy Apple Cider Chicken Skillet is an easy, delicious Fall dinner with sweet and savory flavors. We love this served with mashed red potatoes with the pan sauce spooned over the top.
Perfect with a couple of Coronas with lime wedges, these tacos make for the ultimate summer communal dining experience. The combination of hot, tangy and sweet flavors is amazing. Share them with your mates and they’ll be your friends for life.
A simple white wine pan sauce brings this one-skillet dinner together.
Chicken braised Mediterranean style in a luscious, stunning, red currant sauce makes for a pretty dramatic presentation. The savory-tart red currant sauce is also extremely delicious. Heads up folks: this is a good one.
To amp up simple grilled pork kebabs, add fresh apricots to the skewers and drench them in an asian-inspired marinade.
Here, the classic chicken salad gets a little messed with. Make a bunch of wraps or sandwiches in the morning, pack ’em in your cooler, and get yourself to some grassy knoll or sandy beach.
The chicken caramelizes in the aromatic apricot sauce as it bakes. A perfect easy, mid-week meal.
Serve this sharp and fruity pickle alongside rich meat, such as pork or duck, or with fried tofu and sticky rice, or mix it in with fresh fruit and leaves such as watercress and pink grapefruit salad.
For this rich summer roast, make sure your plums are ripe and sweet, but still firm, to balance the heat and acidity in the chicken.
The vinegar, oil, cheese, and salt all play off each other, taming the sweetness that would normally inhibit someone from consuming, say, six plums.
What happens to these plums is some Dumbledore-style wizardry. Suddenly a one-note piece of fruit is as complex as a Saturday crossword puzzle.
Take the sweet, just-ripe apricot into savory territory by tossing with jalapenos, scallions, fresh ginger, lemon verbena, and red onion in this party-ready summer salsa.
Take this crispy, crunchy, tart, fruity, slightly bitter summer salad anywhere. The colors will wow guests and party-goers alike, and it’s a snap to put together.
Tart cherries, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula, and sweet balsamic drizzle are a delicious combination of flavor on top of this grilled pizza!
This slightly unusual recipe takes a savory and spicy spin on the summer stone fruit. Combined with cherry tomatoes, fiery Serrano pepper and cool cucumber, this might easily be your new favorite way to enjoy salsa.
The succulent duck pairs beautifully with juniper and tart cherries for an exquisite dinner.
Earthy and smoky have a natural affinity in this colorful and healthy side dish. A schmear of tangy goat cheese paired with the sweet and savory roots is the final piece.
The perfect, ooey-gooey, cheesy, berry mess of a sandwich that will have you coming back for more again and again.
The perfect fried-chicken sidekick: this spicy-sweet raspberry dipping sauce.
File this cooking method under “Smartest Back-Pocket Chicken Recipes.” Roasting the thighs in a hot oven means you can get evenly cooked, juicy meat and still have crispy skin on top, all without having to splatter your stove. The quick, buttery balsamic glaze balances the rich chicken and tart cherry salsa beautifully.
It’s easy to toss the bread on the grill, chop up some veggies, mix up a dressing, pick your favorite cheese to add and you have a delicious dinner ready to go. It’s perfect for a potluck or to take camping. Days when it’s to hot to cook, we like to pick up a cooked roasted chicken, whip up this salad, and dinner is done.
A peppy cherry dressing is a natural pairing for pork.
This sweet potato and apple version of latkes has a subtle sweetness that goes perfectly with the tangy tahini drizzle. Spice up your weeknight dinners or serve for brunch with eggs.
This recipe puts a fresh spin on the classic apple tart, transforming it into a savory version by adding caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and thyme. Serve as a hearty appetizer, or pair with a tossed green salad for a light lunch or supper.
Grilling is essential for an outdoor gathering and it’s nice to mix things up sometimes. Instead of serving up the usual summer favorites, having your guests make their own personal pizzas can be way more fun!
The sweet-tart apples complement the rich scallops, making for a wonderfully balanced dish.
An appetizer or light meal with green apple, charred scallions, smoked paprika and sesame seeds.
These apple butter bacon wrapped shrimp are the perfect summer appetizer. Extra large shrimp wrapped in bacon and glazed with a sweet and spicy apple butter glaze.
Perfect crisped skin and a nutty pan sauce make fish feel downright luxurious.
In this healthy stuffed apple recipe, sage and poultry seasoning flavor the homemade turkey-and-pork sausage. Serve the stuffed apples for dinner with a salad or scramble some eggs while they cool and call it brunch.
This Roasted Apple Chicken is so delicious. It's made in one pan with bacon, potatoes, spinach, and a simple honey and grainy mustard sauce. It's an easy to make, healthy recipe perfect for apple season.
A rich, warm and savory sauce that is replete of all things fall and comfort. The soft crunch of the apple along with the other flavors that stimulate the palate, end to end and side to side, all combined to make for a taste sensation that is second to none.
Grilled marinated short ribs (kalbi) are one of the most popular dishes at a Korean barbecue. Asian pears are a common addition to this style of marinade; they add a nice round sweetness.
The roast browns on top while the apples and onions collapse into a meltingly tender, golden heap beneath it. Then, to offset all the soft richness, bright and tangy pickled apples and chiles are served alongside.
Apple Cider Chicken. Juicy chicken cooked with fresh apple cider, caramelized apples, and rosemary. An easy, healthy dinner that cooks in just ONE PAN!
Fragrant, crunchy Asian pears add a refreshing melon-like flavor to the healthy chicken salad recipe.
This show-stopping main event is great for cozy Sunday suppers.
Expect this fall dish to become an instant classic in your house.
This crunchy, fresh salad is the perfect wake-m-up for a palate inundated with heavy winter comfort foods. Bust this out for a weeknight dinner in February to perk everyone up!
The perfect combination of sweet and meaty.
The best play between sweet, hot, and salty ingredients.
Elegant, nourishing and easy to prepare, slow-roasted duck with sour cherry sauce is one of those simple dishes that can speak volumes.
Use store-bought pizza dough as the canvas for this spin on Alsatian pizza.
We know apple and celery salads are a thing, but this one is quite different from your standard version. It mixes up a variety of crunchy, salty, and sweet ingredients for a wonderfully refreshing salad that still feels hearty enough for winter.
Sweet apples and savory cheddar give a fresh twist on a classic recipe in this Apple Bacon Mac and Cheese!
A country ham sandwich with apple butter and cheddar.
It’s the rub and the sauce that make these ribs special.
Adapted from Jen Stewart’s creation in the orchard’s kitchens. The curry in this soup brings an unexpected zing to the apples.
Harvest-fresh soup is a perfect salute to the riches of Indian summer. Sweet apples, spicy curry and tangy lemon strike a delicious balance.
This cake is a serious summer showstopper. Make it for a birthday party, and you won’t need to bring a gift. Make it for a cookout, and prepare to watch people come up for seconds and thirds. Or make it for yourself for no reason at all, because it’s just that good.
Gently spiced, this jammy plum cake celebrates the summer-into-fall season. Serve it as a brunch cake or for dessert topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Pies are good in their own right, but there’s something about hand pies that are just so great. Maybe it’s because it somehow seems more acceptable to eat them at breakfast, or maybe it’s that the crust-to-filling ratio is a little higher on hand pies–and it’s all about the crust, right?
When apple season hits but peaches still linger at the market, it's time for a standout condiment to round out a main course or dessert.
So easy and bursting with late summer flavors. The best way to transport this is right in the pan, snug in a box.
A sugar cone and toffee crust, fresh peaches and ice cream—you can't go wrong! Top with caramel for a delectable frozen treat.
Buttermilk and honey makes these muffins impossibly tender and indescribably delicious.
Just about any fruit will work under this delicious lattice crust, but the sweet-tart trio of nectarines, plums, and raspberries is hard to beat.
Matcha, made by grinding up dried green tea leaves to a powdery consistency, has a distinct earthy, sweet flavor that carries through in this creamy panna cotta. And since you consume the leaf directly in this dessert, instead of brewing it, the antioxidant levels are even higher.
Breakfast loaves are so great for grabbing on-the-go, and this deliciously sweet loaf is a firm favourite of mine in the morning. ‘Bread’ just got very interesting!
How do you make lemon bars even better? Turn them pink. Add bright color and tangy flavor with a splash of fresh raspberry purée.
Soft, moist, and bursting with berries, this simple cake will dazzle everyone.
Seasonal fruit, such as plump blueberries or Italian plums, makes the dumplings lighter, plus the nutmeg in the sour cream adds a hint of spice.
These beautiful, rustic tarts from author Susan Spungen have a supertender, terrifically tasty crust made with rye flour and cornmeal.
Heat meets sweet when you caramelize apricots under the broiler, making their flavor and aroma even more complex. Top with velvety spoonfuls of fresh ricotta and a sprinkle of crunchy pistachios.
Use this as a topping for ice cream and cakes, bake it into muffins, spoon it over oatmeal, add it to pancake batter, or pair it with brie for a delicious afternoon snack.
Rich, tender and studded with tart/sweet cherries, this melt-in-your-mouth cake develops a lovely crust when drizzled with cherry syrup while it’s still warm.
A lightly sweet, wonderfully tart sour cherry ice cream recipe that highlights the flavors of fresh sour cherries beautifully.
Raspberries and figs are a great combination of sweet and tart flavors.
Colorful and delicious, this isn't any ordinary applesauce. Adding chia seeds amps up the nutritional value of this snack; chia is high in calcium and a great source of omega-3 fatty acids
There is nothing better than starting your morning off with delicious baked oatmeal studded with red berries and crunchy almonds!
Bake these restaurant-worthy cakes and prepare to be adored.
If you've never had homemade focaccia, you're in for something special. This sweet one, sprinkled with rosemary, isn't overly doughy and has an amazingly crisp crust. The bread isn't difficult to make, but it does take time.
Once you get a spoonful of sour cherries and buttery cobbler topping, it is pure joy. The cherries are almost jam-like, cooked down in a sweet syrup, yet still pleasingly tart.
Can you say hot juicy beautiful mess? Cherries and summer fruit never tasted so good.
This pie is sunny, too – full of juicy cherries and a surprising, rich ganache base. It’s great with or without the floral effect (you can bake it as a regular double crust pie, no problem)!
The best way to showcase our delicious fresh cherries! It's always crispy on the bottom, flaky on the top, and nothing but sweet-tart perfection inside.
A rich and dense bottom and a fluffy top makes the most moist cake you’ve ever had. It's the textured, dessert version of the ombré trend.
Drizzled with apple glaze, these little cakes are summer picnic-perfect.
This recipe has to be one of the easiest to make. You are simply making jasmine tea by steeping it in apple cider rather than water. It’s a new way to enjoy the bloom, and it’s amazing to see how this simple change can allow the bloom to sing a different tune.
A simple, classic applesauce recipe.
Can be scaled up or down as needed.
We grow the Elderberry varieties Coomer and Berry Hill (both varieities were developed in Vermont by Lewis Hill). A good friend gave us cuttings several years ago, and we have continued to take more (in April) and share every year...
Raw elderberries are considered mildly toxic!
A beautiful bread swirled with apple butter and cinnamon-sugar. If you’re not just eating it straight from the loaf, we suggest toasting it and topping it with a bit of butter, honey butter, or *even more* apple butter.
We call this delightful apple and fig custard recipe “dessert for breakfast.”
Harvest Apple Butter Cake makes one want to shun all other cake recipes for being boring and cloyingly sweet fluff. The whole grains lend a heartiness and complexity of flavor that are exciting in their rustic, perhaps even homegrown, simplicity.
This German Apple Kuchen is a cross between bread and coffee cake. A yeast bread on the bottom, topped with an apple pie layer, and finished with a sweet streusel coffee cake top. We love this recipe because it isn’t super sweet like most coffee cakes.
Believe us, you’re gonna want to try this recipe. Especially if you like buttery fruit desserts. Bonus: it’s super easy – you can whip it up quickly with just a few ingredients.
The perfect combination of textures and flavors, for a bite of late summer.
Perfect for everything fun and sweet in life!
Tart red currants fill the base of this simple, rustic pie. Similar in flavor to traditional cherry, red currant pie is a bit more sour, a bit more complex. We love currants paired with this flaky sourdough pie crust whose innate tartness complements their flavor.
These fresh apricots positively melt in the heat of the pan before you toss them with fresh raspberries and sprinkle them with the lightest dusting of pistachios for an easy, no-fuss, one-pan dessert with no added sweetener.
Ruby red, delicately floral and sweet with a punch of tartness, raspberry popsicles always seem to have a place in the freezer, tucked away for lazy afternoons.
You don't actually cook the cherries in this oh-so-fresh tart, which shows off their peak-season flavor.
In the search for warm, comforting desserts not much tops bread pudding. This tasty version uses cider doughnuts instead of bread as the base, and adds a creamy custard with a hint of vanilla. You just can't go wrong here.
Fuel your day with Apple Oatmeal Blender Waffles! This healthy waffle recipe whips up in the blender for less mess, plus it's vegan and gluten-free!
A delicious, healthy snack that's easy to take to school or work.
This recipe was given to Mavis Munger, of Shoreham, Vermont, by her mother-in-law when Mavis came to America in the 1950s. It is her family’s favorite!
This recipe will be sure to cozy you up on chilly winter days or at any breakfast.
Fast, never fail, delicious family “standard!” The crust is like shortbread. This is the recipe of Cape Cod-er, Barbara Soller, grandma of Champlain Orchard’s owner, Bill Suhr.
You get the incredible flavor of apple along with the cinnamon and nutmeg notes that your taste buds crave during the fall season. These are perfect served on a cool fall evening along with a warn mug of apple cider.
Turn odds and ends around the pantry into a lovely, comforting dessert or extra-special breakfast. We recommend serving this pudding warm, with a light gilding of unsweetened whipping cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or maple sugar.
This simple pie with a short ingredients list is both easy to throw together and incredibly satisfying.
Now, we have all heard the saying that beauty is only skin deep, right? Well, deliciousness runs all the way through this recipe. While this muffin is not a traditional beauty, they are almost alarmingly delicious, in spite of their appearance.
This is a wonder-fully rich and spicy version of a classic way of cooking apples.
This not-too-sweet drink is dangerously good. Fresh mint is essential, though, so don’t skip it.
This Game of Thrones Cocktail pairs Honey Bourbon with fiery Ginger & Spice cider. Topped with tart Red Currant Syrup and a smokey Mezcal Lime Garnish that you set alight to become Lightbringer, everything comes together to really complete this awesome cocktail.
This bright, summery drink can also be made with pomegranate, cranberry, or grape juice.
The perfect late summer sipper.
Rum is softened with a dose of brown sugar syrup and gets a pop of fruitiness via muddled plum and lime juice. It’s an incredibly simple cocktail but it’s a delicious concoction for summer.
In this delicious variation on the classic Gin Sour, there is a lot more depth of flavor in this cocktail, and the sweetness mixed with tart lemon is really tasty.
The prefect cocktail for your Sunday summer brunch. You will lick the rim of the glass off afterwards, trust us.
What could be more summertime in a glass than lemoncello, basil, raspberries, and rose?
Golden raspberries lend a more delicate flavor to this addictive summer cocktail.
This sweet spritzer is a refreshing fruity cocktail perfect for summer.
Sparkling cider and sour cherry syrup come together to make summer in a glass.
Mix up a pitcher of cocktails and you'll spend less time playing bartender. This sweet-tart combo of rose cider, sour cherries, and simple syrup starts the party off with a bang.
This drink is perfectly sweet and perfectly sour, stout but so easy to drink (dangerously so), with just the right amount of fizz. Make a huge batch of these at your next get-together and you’ll become everybody’s new best friend.
This fun, bold cherry apple pie cocktail recreates a classic American dessert in liquid form, making it a perfect Fourth of July cocktail.
Bourbon Smash cocktails are great because they taste complicated, but are embarrassingly easy to make. Best of all, you get to literally smash up some stuff with a muddler. Who doesn’t love that?
This red currant twist on a classic lime Caipiroska might be the new favorite summertime cocktail! Sour, sweet and as strong as you can take it. There’s really no better way to beat the heat!
Arguably one of the most refreshing cocktails in the classic repertoire also happens to be the national drink of Brazil. This spin on a Caipirinha adds the delicious flavor of fresh cherries for the perfect sip of early summer.
This sweet-tart concoction is based on the classic Singapore sling, replacing the traditional cherry brandy with an intensely vibrant homemade sour-cherry syrup.
We put our own spin on the mint julep, adding a splash of hard cider to introduce some tart apple to the mix. Whip up a batch for a Kentucky Derby party, or simply for sipping while enjoying some warm-weather vibes from your front porch.
Taste of spring in Vermont
This low-proof cocktail is the perfect way to entertain your guests this spring while blending flavors such as ginger, apple, and allspice to craft a drink that appeals to everyone. It’s a festive alternative to straight Champagne, and the flavor combination of apple and ginger is undeniably delicious.
An New England twist on the Classic French 75 cocktail!
Not only does it taste like a visit to the apple orchard, with its sweet apple and smoky whiskey blend, but its colors and layers make for a memorable presentation indeed.
This rendition is the perfect cross between a cozy fall drink and a light and airy gin fizz. It’s got everything going on, and we mean that in a good way.
Sweet, tart, tangy, spiced, cozy, and yet light and fun at the same time.
Now before you go running for the door, raw egg white in a cocktail is fantastic and low maintenance impressive. It creates this frothy head to a cocktail and rounds all your flavors into this medley that coats your tongue like velvet. Add in a bubbling Hard Cider below that and you’ve got a concoction that entertains and is impressive without trying hard.
Instead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy.
The light, delicate sweetness of Asian pears really complements the unabashedly strong sage. Pears, sage, and honey are really just wonderful together. Shaken together with some gin, they create a cocktail that is deceptively light. The bold but clean flavors found in this drink makes this a crazy easy cocktail to drink lots of.
Hot toddy is a classic winter beverage that is served warm and strong. This apple cider hot toddy has the additional kick of spiced apple cider.
Think of this as a house punch that's a snap to make and relatively low in alcohol.
Mix up a batch of this bubbly fall cocktail for your next dinner party, and relax.
Two of our favorite things - Lillet & golden raspberries. Red raspberries can absolutely be substituted if golden raspberries can't be found. This cocktail is also lovely finished with a splash of sparkling water, Prosecco, or our Honeycrisp hard cider.
Refreshing summer afternoon sipper !
The perfect summer afternoon cocktail-treat to keep cool.