Apple Cider Syrup


Apple-licious! Easy-to-make breakfast or dessert syrup uses unfiltered apple juice and a few other common ingredients. This creamy syrup is full of rustic apple flavor and not too sweet with just a touch of tang.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

  • 2 cups apple cider

  • ¼ cinnamon stick

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Add sugar and molasses; stir until sugar has absorbed molasses and butter, about 3 minutes. The mixture will be very dry. Add 2 cups apple cider. Mix well and bring to a slow boil. Add cinnamon stick and continue to simmer syrup for about 10 minutes.

  2. Whisk together 1 tablespoon apple cider, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  3. Pour cornstarch mixture into syrup in the saucepan, whisking continuously until fully incorporated. Simmer until thickened, with a consistency similar to warm maple syrup, about 5 minutes. The syrup will thicken upon cooling.

  4. Serve warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
3g Fat
37g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 34g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 41mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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