Tangy, tart, slightly sweet—cider (both hard and soft) has all the makings of an all-purpose ingredient. Bright, fruity apple cider balances savory pies, tender pork shoulders, and creamy risottos. While dry, sparkling cider brightens cakes and bakes, and gives spreads an extra tang. Sure, the classic mulled mug and doughnuts are wonderful, but there are so many other ways cider can enhance your dishes. Here, we’ve gathered 17 recipes—both savory and sweet—for you to try, pairing with your favorite variety optional.