Rosemary Cider “Faux-nuts”

Yield: Makes 2 ½ dozen mini donuts

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
  • ½ cup Louisburg apple cider
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • salt
  • olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl, then add to dry ingredients.
  3. Stir until mixture is slightly lumpy, pour batter into a mini donut pan (filling each donut 2/3 full) and bake at 350 degrees until golden, 12 -15 minutes.
  4. Finely chop the pine nuts, and add salt to taste. Place in a shallow pan. Brush the top of each faux-nut with olive oil, then dip.

Try Cider Instead of Water

  1. Try soaking beans or rice overnight in Louisburg Cider, instead of water.
  2. Baste meats with Louisburg Cider, in place of water or wine, in your basting recipe.
  3. When making apple pie, use Louisburg Cider, instead of water in your crust recipe.
  4. Our Apple Cider is great for enhancing your BBQ Sauces!

Cider Basting for Turkey

We have used this to baste a whole turkey or a turkey breast when baking and also to moisten turkey stuffing:


Warm 1/2 cup butter in pan. Add:

  • 1 cup Louisburg Cider
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • Flavor all with a bit of Crushed Basil

Cook over low heat until well dissolved.

Marinade for Salmon

  • 3/4 cup Fresh, Louisburg Apple Cider
  • 6 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 large Clove Garlic

Combine Cider and Soy Sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer 3 minutes. Add Butter and Garlic. Cook until sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 20 minutes). Place Salmon on baking pan, skin side down, and coat.

Marinade for Poultry, Pork or Venison

  • 1/4 cup fresh, Louisburg Apple Cider
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Combine all ingredients. Coat meat with this mixture. Marinate at least an hour, or overnight is even better!