Yum

A spiced syrup bursting with apple cider flavors for drizzling over vanilla ice cream, hot apple pie, squash soup, or pancakes.

Apple Cider Syrup : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting a Fig Crostata, reminiscent of the crostatas I fell in love with in Italy, and a Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup. Both of these recipes use an Apple Cider Syrup I make every autumn when ciders begin to appear in the markets. As an introduction to these next two postings, I thought I’d share the syrup recipe separately since it can be used a number of ways:

* Mixed with a little maple syrup (or not) and poured over your morning pancakes;

* Brush as a glaze on pie crusts fresh from the oven;

* A drizzle for apple pie fresh from the oven or over vanilla ice cream;

* An ingredient for a soup, pie, or sauces.

It’s so easy to make and I frequently just need a couple or more tablespoons, so I usually just make one cup of syrup at a time and keep it in the refrigerator. I used cinnamon and cardamom as my spices, but feel free to have some fun with this syrup. Infusing the syrup with ginger or allspice would be wonderful options too!

As a note, if you follow the directions, and apply standard canning practices, this would make a wonderful small gift for family and friends now that the holidays, amazingly, are on the horizon.

Apple Cider Syrup

     by Susan Pridmore

     Makes 1 1/4 cups syrup


Ingredients 

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cardamom pods, smashed
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar

Instructions

Combine the apple cider, cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods in a wide-mouthed pot and bring the cider to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and continue to simmer until the cider is reduced to 1 cup of liquid, about 30 minutes.

Strain out the cinnamon and cardamom, and return the liquid to the pot. Add the agave nectar and return the liquid to a boil over high heat. Bring the liquid to 218 degrees F, using a candy thermometer to confirm the temperature.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before pouring into a jar.

Powered by Recipage
Pin It
Share/Bookmark

Tags: , , , , ,

13 Responses to “Apple Cider Syrup” Subscribe

  1. lizthechef October 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Perfect for fall!
    lizthechef recently posted..Grandma’s Recipe of the Month: Apple-Almond Spice MuffinsMy Profile

  2. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty October 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I adore apple cider syrup! Though I’ve never tried it with cardamom pods … holy yum.
    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty recently posted..M&M’s Pumpkin BreadMy Profile

  3. apuginthekitchen October 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Love this, I will be making it can’t wait to get some cider!!
    apuginthekitchen recently posted..Simple Concord Grape JamMy Profile

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian October 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

      Thanks Suzanne! I hope you like it. I’d love to hear what other spices you might use if you experiment with it :-)
      The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..Apple Cider SyrupMy Profile

  4. Choc Chip Uru October 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    This syrup sounds like heaven my friend :D
    Looking forward to the crostata!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Choc Chip Uru recently posted..A Premature Happy Holidays!My Profile

  5. The Wimpy Vegetarian October 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Oh man, CCU, I gotta tell you the crostata is so good. I made it today and got good enough shots off the camera of it so we could enjoy a piece, or two, tonight. You will love it!!
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..Apple Cider SyrupMy Profile

  6. The Squishy Monster October 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I ADORE Cardamom and cannot wait to try this!
    The Squishy Monster recently posted..Sweet Potato CupcakesMy Profile

  7. Terra October 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Nice!!! I made an apple cider molasses last year, and added it to some cookies. I love this recipe, and really need to try it now:-) It sounds like it would be amazing in almost anything:-) Hugs, Terra

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. #SundaySupper: Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup | The Wimpy Vegetarian - October 6, 2012

    [...] soup is one I started making last year when I started experimenting with my Apple Cider Syrup. It went through a number of versions until I finally landed on this one. By the time I had it to [...]

  2. Fig Crostata | The Wimpy Vegetarian - December 4, 2012

    [...] navigation ← Previous Next [...]

Leave a Reply

Current ye@r *

CommentLuv badge

DIY

Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. Compound butters are a great little condiment to keep in the freezer, all wrapped in wax paper and tucked into ziplock baggies. They’ll keep that way for a long […]

Pin It

Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. If you follow this blog, you know I love condiments I can have on hand to make great meals in minutes. This powerful little condiment, Classic Mint Chutney from Spices […]

Pin It

Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as […]

Pin It

Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different […]

Pin It