Can you smell fall in the air? A cool fall day begs for the flavors of spicy sweet apple cider to meet you at the breakfast table. This easy syrup needs just 4 ingredients and takes under 10 minutes to make! Drizzle it over a stack of your favorite pancakes, or stir it into your morning coffee!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Great alternative to traditional maple syrup!
- This recipe is also known as "Boiled Cider" or "Apple Cider Simple Syrup".
- Perfect for the time of year when you're feeling the itch for apple recipes!
- Apple Cider - It is essential to use a QUALITY apple cider. Not the watered down from concentrate stuff. Not apple juice. Local fresh apple cider is fantastic! Even your homemade cider will work here. Using a low-quality cider will not give much apple flavor to your syrup.
- Corn Syrup - You can substitute agave syrup for the corn syrup.
- Apple Pie Spice - You can pick up a bottle of this spice blend at the local grocery store OR make your own from this Apple Pie Spice recipe.
How to Make
- In a medium saucepot on the stovetop, whisk the white sugar, apple cider, corn syrup, and apple pie spice together.
- Please note a small saucepan is not big enough as this syrup boils up.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- WATCH THE POT! I know, they say a watched pot never boils, but trust me, you're going to want to watch this one. Apple cider not from a concentrate boils up, and if you are not watching, it will happen faster than you think and boil over. Boiled-over hot syrup is truly an awesome mess. So WATCH THE POT!!!
- Boil the syrup for 3 minutes, whisking constantly.
- Remove from the heat and cool slightly before pouring into a glass syrup dispenser, mason jar, or similar airtight container.
- This delicious recipe makes about 2 ½ cups of syrup.
- This syrup is an excellent pancake syrup as well as perfect for fluffy waffles or cinnamon french toast.
- You can also drizzle this spiced apple cider syrup over a bowl of vanilla ice cream or stir it into your morning coffee!
FAQs Expert Tips
100% pure apple cider is best. Read the labels before you buy to make sure it is 100% cider and not from concentrate. I also recommend going with a name brand as well to ensure a higher quality; however, if you can get local fresh cider, that'll be your best bet.
There is a lot of debate about how to store syrups. Some say if there are preservatives in the syrup, you don't, but others say preservations cause it to mold. This recipe obviously has no preservatives. I would also think that the heat and humidity in the area you live in should be considered. Just to be safe, though, store the syrup in the fridge. For more info, visit Food Safety.gov.
When stored in the fridge, this syrup is good for 4 weeks.
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Easy Apple Cider Syrup Recipe
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Corn Syrup
- 1 Cup Apple Cider not apple juice
- ¾ teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
- On the stovetop, in a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup, apple cider, and apple pie spice to a boil.
- WATCH THE POT!!! You will need to stir this syrup constantly because non-concentrate apple cider boils up and will boil over.
- Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly!
- Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving!
- Store in a mason jar.
- WATCH THE POT! I know, they say a watched pot never boils, but trust me, you're going to want to watch this one. Apple cider not from a concentrate boils up and if you are not watching, it will happen faster than you think and boil over. Boiled-over hot syrup is truly an awesome mess. So WATCH THE POT!!!
- Nutritional Disclaimer