Rabbit with apple cider, honey and spices

This rabbit with apple cider, honey and spices (cinnamon and ginger) is really-really good! You should choose a cider that is not sweet because in that way the honey works its magic! Spices are working always very well with honey and they work even better with these spices especially if they are roasted as the British Chef Gordon Ramsay is showing quite often in his videos! and this way of cooking spices works wonders :-) Try this and you will see :-) Me who loves spices to roast them like this changed my life regarding savors ;-)

Serve this rabbit with these braised fruits with honey and spices and spices or some rice. These fruits are apples and a persimmon :-) I am sure you are going to love this recipe with this side dish; you just need to take the time and make it! To our casseroles all ;) 

In two words:

“Me, coming from the Race of Discoverers, I despise all that is less than discovering a New World!”

To Start...

difficulty easy
preparation– 5’
cooking - 20’ with the lid on + 3’-5’ without the lid – for a rabbit well-done
serves - 2  


  • ½ a rabbit of medium size (cut in 3 pieces)
  • ½ onion of medium size
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid honey (*)
  • 75ml of apple cider (not sweet)
  • ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel or coarse salt
  • 10 turn mills of Kampot black pepper


  • Peel and chisel finely the onion
  • Heat up a casserole; it’s better to use a cast iron casserole or a casserole of similar technology
  • Add the onion and stir constantly to evaporate its humidity
  • Add the olive oil and stir until it becomes a bit brown
  • Add the spices and stir to make them release their perfumes
  • Add the pieces of rabbit and stir all sides
  • Add the honey and stir until it coats the meat all over
  • Add the apple cider and the bay leaf and stir
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Put the lid on and cook in low heat for 20’
  • Remove the lid at the end of the first cooking period and continue to cook without it for about 5’ in order to thicken the sauce
  • Place a piece of rabbit in a plate
  • Pour some sauce on top
  • Serve the rabbit and use as a side dish the braised fruits with honey and spices , pour on top of them a bit of the sauce as well; you can serve the rabbit with a bit of rice also but it’s better with the fruits :)
  • To be eaten with a good wine!
  • Enjoy!


A recipe of the French blog Papilles & Pupilles

(*) If your honey becomes a bit hard, you just need to heat it up a little bit and it will become liquide again! It’s a kind of magic ;)

o-o C'est si bon ! o-o

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