Pork and Apple in Cider with Dumplings

Pork, apple and cider go together perfectly. This delicious recipe is a hearty family favourite that is easy to make and very satisfying at the end of a day in the orchard – or, indeed, any day! PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes . Cooking time 6 hours in a slow cooker. INGREDIENTS: Stew: 900g cubed pork … Read more

Apple Crumble Slices Recipe

These are delicious cake slices, the taste of apple crumble in a cake bar to have with a cuppa as a treat, or as a dessert to eat hot after a meal.  They can be made ahead of time and kept in the cake tin – and they are so simple to make with apple … Read more

Bridget’s Delicious Apple and Cider Cake

We have been making this cake for as long as I can remember and we never get tired of it. One young man at a recent cider tasting and lunch we held for a Stag party said it was the best cake he had ever eaten and we are inclined to agree! People ask us … Read more

Parsnip, Apple and Cider Soup

This is a lovely warming soup, giving a wonderful mix of sweet and piquant flavours. It uses autumn seasonal veg and is suitable for Vegans. Best of all the whole family love it. PREPARATION TIME: 30 min COOKING TIME: 30 min INGREDIENTS: 1kg Parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks Olive Oil/vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped … Read more

Somerset Pie

This is my twist on a traditional Somerset recipe. It serves 8 people and although the recipe may look daunting and is a little time consuming, it is actually quite easy and is truly delicious! It is not something to conjure up for a mid-week dinner but for a special occasion with friends or family, … Read more

Apple Butter Baked Doughnuts

We lived in the USA for a while and our son, Sandy, still lives there. A great autumn favourite we found there is apple cider doughnuts (or donuts!), a truly delicious treat especially when served with apple butter. In the States apple cider refers to a non-alcoholic apple juice usually drunk hot as a warming … Read more

Pears Poached in Autumn Fruits Cider

I hate to waste those hard pears that get blown off the tree before they are completely ripe so I tried poaching them in Vale Autumn Fruits Cider and happily, it was delicious! Better by a country mile, than pears poached in red wine. It is easy to do and served with ice cream, crème … Read more

Welsh Rarebit with Cider and Leeks

Our family has always enjoyed Welsh Rarebit as a filling lunch or quick-to-make dinner.  Over the years, I have tried many different recipes for Welsh Rarebit but the family always want our special version, and they love it made with local produce from our Farmer’s Market. We have always added leeks (sometimes onion if we … Read more