With its quintessential castles and twee towns, Funen—birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen—appears to have been lifted from the pages of his stories. For those unable to get out to an orchard this fall, Carr’s Ciderhouse has captured and bottled the essence of the harvest in their Apple Cider Syrup. The Massachusetts-based small-batch cider maker presses its own and other local orchards’ apples—a blend of New England varieties such as McIntosh and Macoun—and then reduces their juice to a syrup for a concentrated hit of the fruit’s flavor with a hint of tang. Stir a spoonful into seltzer for an autumnal pick-me-up; add gin to make it a cocktail. Brush some onto scallops or chicken and pan-fry for a caramelized sear. Drizzle over ice cream or roasted veggies, or whisk a little into a vinaigrette. Basically, try it wherever you might use maple syrup for a brighter, fruitier taste. Carr’s Ciderhouse Apple Cider Syrup, $21 for 12.7 ounces, oakandsalt.com —Kelly Michèle Guerotto Trade up from that trusty-but-pedestrian puffer to a luxe shearling jacket—from labels like Coach, Tom Ford and Hermès—the guy’s-guy way to wear fur. Neutral shades tend to fill ...