We've already made quite the case for apples being the star fruit of fall: From sweet and savory recipes, to apple cider cocktails, to candy apple desserts, can you tell we're happy that these are back in season?

But among all the love we've been showing for apple recipes, we realized that we might need to clear up one important distinction: What makes apple cider different than apple juice?

Luckily, our Senior Editor's recent trip to the Fly Creek Cider Mill in Fly Creek, New York, cleared up any confusion with one simple sign -- and even luckier, we're now sharing that clarity with you. Here's to not ever getting apple cider and apple juice mixed up again.

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  • Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider

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  • Pork, Apple And Cider Pie

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  • Apple Cider Doughnuts

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  • Apple Cider Tiramisu

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  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.asweetpeachef.com/entrees/pulled-pork-sandwiches/" target="_hplink">Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef</a></strong>

  • Apple Cider Caramels

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  • Spiked Apple Cider Floats

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  • Momofuku Milk Bar Apple Pie Layer Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.sweetpeonyblog.com/2012/02/milk-bar-mondays-apple-pie-layer-cake.html" target="_hplink">Momofuku Milk Bar Apple Pie Layer Cake recipe from Sweet Peony</a></strong>

  • Apple Cider Glazed Pot Roast

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  • Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins

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  • Apple Cider Cocktail

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  • Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs

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  • Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

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    <strong>Get the <a href="http://gimmesomeoven.com/apple-cider-baked-chicken/" target="_hplink">Apple Cider Baked Chicken recipe from Gimme Some Oven</a></strong>

  • Apple Cider Granita

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howcrazycooks.com/2012/09/18/apple-cider-granita/#comment-35" target="_hplink">Apple Cider Granita recipe from How Crazy Cooks</a></strong>

  • Cider-Brined Pork Chops

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cider-brined-pork-chops_n_1056291.html" target="_hplink">Cider-Brined Pork Chops recipe</a></strong>

  • Apple Cider Cream Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thegalleygourmet.net/2011/11/apple-cider-cream-pie.html" target="_hplink">Apple Cider Cream Pie recipe from The Galley Gourmet</a></strong>

  • Autumn Beef Stew

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.janssushibar.com/autumn-beef-stew/" target="_hplink">Autumn Beef Stew recipe from Jan's Sushi Bar</a></strong>

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  • Apple-Squash Mash

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  • Apple Cider Hushpuppies

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  • Chicken With Apples And Cider

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chicken-with-apples-and-c_n_1057217.html" target="_hplink">Chicken with Apples and Cider recipe</a></strong>

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