Mussels in Apple Cream Sauce

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Total Time
10 mins
5 mins

Make sure to buy your mussels from a reputable supplier. The rules about cooking mussels are simple: if the mussels aren't closed before cooking, discard them. And if any stay closed after cooking, discard them. This also makes a delicious appetizer.

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  1. In a large, heavy shallow saucepan, bring the cider to a boil. Add the mussels, cover well and bring back to a boil. Shake the pan after 1-2 minutes. Check the mussels and remove those that have opened. Keep cooking, shaking the pan frequently, until all the mussels are open. Discard any that do not open.
  2. Strain the cooking liquid and return to saucepan with the sour cream. Stir with wire whisk until the mixture is blended and smooth; season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Heat well and then pour over the mussels and serve.