This is Day Three in a 9 day series featuring apples. Click here to start reading at the beginning of the series!
Apple cider is one of our favorite cold weather beverages. We would love to drink it year-round, but, sadly, it’s only available in the autumn. While it’s in season, though, we like to put it to use in many ways! Some of us like to drink it hot; some of us like it cold. And…. well, some of us like it in the jug, stored for a long, long time. Just kidding. 😉
Over the years, we have discovered a yummy apple cider syrup recipe. It’s very simple. Just sugar and cornstarch, to sweeten and thicken it; and apple cider (although apple juice would probably work perfectly fine, too.) A little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg adds a lovely spicy depth to it.
We served this syrup with gingerbread pancakes, which you can see in the first photo. The flavors complemented each other perfectly!
You can see the little flecks of cinnamon and nutmeg in there. It smells just like an apple pie! You could drizzle this over almost any fall dessert. It would be excellent over vanilla bean ice cream.
Here is the complete recipe!
Apple Cider Syrup
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups apple cider or juice
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch until there are no visible lumps of cornstarch. Add the cider and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for about 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in spices. Serve over pancakes or use as ice cream topping. Yield: about 2 cups of syrup.
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