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in Europe, fermented juice of apples; in the United States, unfermented apple juice, unless allowed to ferment, in which case it is typically known as hard cider. Selected apples are grated in a mill, and the juice is expressed and, for hard cider, fermented and filtered. The commercial product is usually pasteurized or treated with preservatives and is frequently blended to balance the chief constituents, sugar, malic acid, and tannin. In France cider is made principally in Normandy and Brittany. It is at its best after a year or two in cask. English cider from the southern and western counties is noted and rivals beer as a popular alcoholic beverage. Cider is popular also in Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. Perry is a similar beverage made from pears.

Cider

 

a low-alcohol (5–7 percent by volume) fruit wine obtained by the fermentation of apple juice. The characteristic qualities of cider are attributable to the taste and aroma of apples and to the saturation of the fermented beverage with carbon dioxide. Cider is generally made from late-season apples and may be sweet (sugar content, 10 g/l), semisweet (5 g/l), and dry (sugarless).

Cider originated in northern France, where it is the name given to any alcoholic beverage made from apples. It is consumed widely in Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, and other countries. In the USSR, cider is produced in the RSFSR, Byelorussia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.

cider

[′sīd·ər]
(food engineering)
Juice extracted from apples or similar fruits that has not been subjected to processing.

cider

, cyder
1. an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples
2. US and Canadian an unfermented drink made from apple juice
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WHITE ONION SOUP WITH CIDER AND GRUYERE INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 120g unsalted butter 600g large onions, sliced 6 thyme sprigs 1tbsp sugar 1tsp sea salt 400ml white chicken stock 450ml sweet cider 200ml creme fraiche 1 baguette, sliced 1 garlic clove 100g Gruyere cheese, grated INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 120g unsalted butter 600g large onions, sliced 6 thyme sprigs 1tbsp sugar 1tsp sea salt 400ml white chicken stock 450ml sweet cider 200ml creme fraiche 1 baguette, sliced 1 garlic clove 100g Gruyere cheese, grated METHOD: Place a pan over a medium heat and add the butter.
A pint of lager contains 335, a pint of sweet cider 238, a measure of vodka 55, a small glass of red wine 102 and a small glass of white wine 111.
If you're buying sweet cider, start by checking the label to be sure the cider doesn't contain chemical preservatives, because these will kill your yeast and your cider will not ferment.
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