Invite the best fall flavors to your breakfast table with Homemade Apple Syrup. Simmered with cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves and apple cider, this syrup will take any stack of freshly made pancakes or waffles to the next level. Or I also love to fill cute jars with the syrup and give it away as gifts to friends and family.
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There is a good reason why apples are so popular! They are utterly delicious, healthy and there happen to be over 7,500 varieties in the entire world. With that much variety, you could eat one apple every day for 20 years before you would be able to taste all the different varieties. Can you imagine?
Made from these delicious apple varieties, cider is the key ingredient in this recipe. The tangy apple flavor gives the syrup an incredible boost, and fills the house with deliciously sweet aromas. Apple syrup is filled with exactly the right amount of spicy goodness that will make this recipe a fall go-to every year.
Recipe first seen on Savory Experience where I contribute Photos and Content
Next time you are in the mood for apples, be sure to try my Apple Coffee Cake. The crumb is so tender and the streusel topping is straight-up drool-worthy. Or break out your air fryer and make these homemade Apple Fritters.
Shopping List for Apple Syrup
- Apple Cider
- Brown Sugar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
How to make Apple Syrup
Gather all the ingredients and measurements needed for this recipe. Apple Syrup can be made fresh or ahead of time and reheated.
Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine
Step 2: Over medium heat in a medium saucepan combine melt butter, fresh apple cider or apple juice and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a boil
Step 3: Once butter has melted add dry ingredients and stir. Continue stirring for 10 minutes allowing syrup to gently boil.
Step 4: Remove hot syrup from heat and allow to cool in saucepan for 10-15 minutes. Pour cooled syrup into a jar or bottle to serve.
Serve over Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, or even Creeps.
Is apple syrup healthy?
Yes, and no! Apple cider has some vitamins and minerals, which are great! However, because you are adding in a little bit of sugar and heating it up, it will most likely lose some benefits as it cooks.
Make sure when you are choosing cider that you don’t pick something that has added sugars, to ensure you are picking the healthiest option.
How long will boiled syrup keep?
The leftover syrup will last up to 4 weeks in the fridge as long as it’s kept airtight. You will need to look it over before serving, making sure you don’t see any cloudiness or mold. If so, toss it and make a new batch.
Can I freeze homemade syrup?
Yes! If stored in a sealed container, it will last in the freezer for 6-8 months. It won’t become solid and hard like most things you freeze. Thaw in the fridge until it’s defrosted, then serve.
How to reheat homemade syrup
You can place the syrup in a microwave-safe container and heat it for 15 seconds. Stir and heat some more until it reaches the desired temperature. You can also warm it, by placing a hot towel or washcloth on the outside of the container. It will gently warm it up.
How to serve homemade syrup
The options are endless when it comes to serving this apple syrup! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- French Toast
- On Top Of Warm Apples
- Drizzled on Ice Cream
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Apple Cider Syrup
- 2 Cup Apple Cider
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Allspice
- ¼ teaspoon Ginger
- ¼ teaspoon Clove
- ⅓ cup Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- pinch Salt
- In a bowl combine Corn Starch, Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Cloves, Salt and Brown Sugar.
- In a sauce pan over medium heat add Apple Cider, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Butter.
- Add dry ingredients and stir
- Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir gently for 10 minutes
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes
- Serve and enjoy
Mmm I love putting this apple cider syrup on some crispy waffles! It tasted just like fall in my mouth!
This is brilliant! Every time I made an apple pie, I spoon up any run off syrup and eat it--yum!
Oh my! Love this syrup. I would drizzle on top of everything!
I love flavored syrups on my pancakes and this apple flavored one sounds incredible.