Apple Cider Syrup. An easy to make, homemade breakfast syrup. Sweet, tart & loaded with flavor – this syrup is delicious on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal & desserts!
I am partnering with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm as a brand ambassador. I have received complimentary products from Kauffman’s Fruit Farm, however, all opinions remain completely my own.
Over the years I’ve eliminated lists upon lists of processed foods out of my family’s diet. I am in no way, shape or form a fanatical health eater – I just prefer to eat real and homemade food as much as possible.
I haven’t used a store bought “pancake syrup” in ages.
I quote myself:
“Maple syrup. It’s pure and delicious. I love buying local and I love using something that is 100% natural. Though at $10 a pint, real maple syrup is not always an option for everybody. Another option for many people is to buy a big plastic jug of “maple flavored syrup” at their local grocery store. Saving yourself a few bucks doesn’t always end up being a good deal, though. Have yourself a good looksie at that jug of syrup. Anytime you see high fructose corn syrup as a main ingredient you can be certain that this is not a “food” you want to be consuming a whole lot of. “
Is there another option? Of course – make your own! I love making different flavor syrups – maple, vanilla, blueberry, strawberry and now Apple Cider Syrup.
It’s a pretty basic process. Combine everything and simmer until thickened.
A little of this Apple Syrup Cider goes a long way. It’s sweet, it’s tart – it’s got so much more flavor than anything you’d buy from a plastic jug at the store! If you’ve never tried making your own syrup before, now’s the time! I’m betting you may never go back to that high fructose corn syrup stuff again!
Of course I used Kauffman’s Apple Cider for this recipe! It’s a favorite in Lancaster County, and all surrounding counties. We grab the cider at our local grocery store or take a short trip to Kauffman’s Orchards. Not close by – you can even order it online!
Hope you enjoy!
This recipe is from Kauffman’s Fruit Farms book “Faith, Family & Fruit”. It shares the history of the farm, a look at each season in the orchards, along with lots of great photographs, family recipes and much more!
Apple Cider Syrup
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoon salted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine apple cider, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan.
- Over medium heat, bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
- Remove from heat. Let cool for at least half an hour before using. Serve warm.
- Syrup will thicken as it cools. If you’d like a thicker syrup, simmer it longer.
- Refrigerate any unused portion in a sealed jar/container.
On a homemade syrup kick? Here’s another recipe of mine 🙂
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What a delicious breakfast ! I would eat the whole plate eyes closed. I haven’t tried apple cider syrup before as I am a maple syrup lover , but I will surely try this recipe really soon.
Thank you so much – that’s so nice of you to say 🙂 I love making my own syrups – this apple cider syrup is one of my favorites!
Neeli @ Neeli's Unique Creations
Oh yeah, homemade syrup is so good. I’ve only made it once from a vintage Sunset cookbook that I had, but it tasted so much better than that store-bought syrup, even the natural kind that I like to buy. I have to try this because I’ve been making pancakes lately and this would go perfectly with them. Yum.
Thanks Neeli! I make homemade syrups often – I love playing around with different sugars, amounts and flavors – I haven’t came up with a bad one yet. I do prefer pure maple syrup but homemade syrups are fun and way cheaper 🙂
Amy (Savory Moments)
This sounds so delicious — I really love apple cider and I really love pancakes so this is an all-around hit for me!
Thank you Amy! This syrup really has a lot of sweet and tangy apple cider flavor – you’d love it!
I’ve never thought of making my own syrup. I guess its the convenience of being able to buy a whole bottle for few dollars, but you’re right you never know what kind of stuff might be in there. Seems interesting to be able to tweak a syrup recipe to perfection.
Yes – that’s what’s so fun about making your own syrup!! Creating your own crazy, perfect, delicious, wonderful batch. Thanks for stopping by, John 🙂
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
Homemade syrups are always so much better than the ones you can buy in the store. I love this apple cider syrup.
Thanks Dawn! Yeah, I’m definitely over the store bought junk. If it’s not pure maple then it’s a sugary syrup concoction I’ve made myself 🙂
WOW! This sounds super delicious!
Thanks so much, Kushi 🙂
The apple cider is so good.It’s better if you can make it at home. It’s so easy to make it!
Thanks so much – I’m glad you enjoyed it!
This sounds so good! I wish I had known about it yesterday, when we made pancakes. Next time! 🙂
Thanks Starr! Gives you an excuse to get some more apple cider and make more pancakes 😉
What a great idea! It’s definitely a lot cheaper than maple syrup and doesn’t take that long to make, plus it sounds totally delicious.
Thanks so much Nicole!
I always keep good apple cider around – so I make this often 🙂
Can I make this in large batches and can it to use over the winter? Fresh cider is all over right now.
Hi Teri. I don’t see why you couldn’t – but I have never tried. I’ve canned everything but syrups. Wish i could be of more help 🙂
This is a wonderful recipe. I love it to read your blog and I am following your recipes for few months. It is superb. I will surely make it today for our breakfast menu. Thanks, for sharing this lovely recipe.
Awwwww…thank you so much Nina! So glad you enjoy my blog and recipes! That’s always so encouraging to hear ♥
Hope you enjoy the Apple Cider Syrup! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂