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Apple Cider Syrup Recipe

This apple cider syrup recipe is version of a pantry ready breakfast staple. This apple syrup can be poured over french toast, drizzled on pancakes, you name it…all with the taste of fresh apple pie!

A jar of apple cider syrup on a wood countertop.

But of course, there’s a twist we’re gonna use so you can make this any day of the year, not just during apple season. Everything you need is at your local grocery store and then is in your freezer and pantry!

If you’re looking for an old school boiled cider recipe, King Arthur Baking has a great one. It involves measuring temperature, storing in a dark place, and a bunch of other things I don’t want to be bothered with.

My mom swears by the stuff in her baking and has a bottle she holds tight to!

But, I’m looking for the easy button here which is why I’m heading to the apple orchard instead.

When apple season is boomin’, you better believe we are hustling down there for a gallon of fresh apple cider and fresh fruit so we can make all the apple recipes !

Okay, and we usually grab a few (dozen) apple cider donuts. Because they’re heaven on earth and I think they were invented to be enjoyed.

Anyway, apple everything is my favorite ingredient of the fall.

During the times of year when a freshly pressed gallon of cider isn’t at the ready, this is my favorite way to make apple cider syrup.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Hot syrup is basically a great way to start your day. Even better when you’ve whipped up a delicious recipe and all the smells linger in your kitchen.

Step aside, regular pancake syrup. Hang tight, real maple syrup (I still love you, boo)…there’s a new kid in town.


Apple cider, brown sugar, small ramekins or spices.
  • concentrated apple juice – you’ll find this in the freezer section of the grocery store.
  • dark brown sugar
  • unsweetened applesauce – we always have this in the fridge for the kid’s packed lunches!
  • ground cinnamon and nutmeg – these spices give that warm fall vibe you’re looking for!

How to make homemade apple cider syrup

A saucepan of apple cider syrup.

It’s so easy to make this syrup! Basically, bring all ingredients to a boil, then let it simmer.

Cool and put into a container. That’s it!

What to serve with apple cider syrup

This pourable syrup can pretty much coat anything that needs some syrup and apple love. French toast, sheet pan pancakes or banana pancakes, vanilla ice cream….

How to store apple cider syrup

Store leftovers in a glass jar after the syrup has cooled.

Other recipes you’ll love

Apple Cider Punch

Spiced Pear Applesauce

Apple Cider Mimosas

Blueberry Compote

If you make this easy apple cider syrup, leave a recipe comment or review. I’d love to hear from you!

made with love, Deanne
A jar of apple cider syrup on a wood countertop.
Yield: 2 cups

Apple Cider Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This apple syrup can be poured over french toast, drizzled on pancakes, you name it...all with the taste of fresh apple pie!


  • 1 cup concentrated apple juice, thawed
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Add ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat
  2. Once boiling, drop to temperature to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour syrup into a container and let the syrup cool. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.


Store leftovers at room temperature

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g


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About The Author: Even though on the go meals are now Deanne's specialty, she didn't take a direct path to get there! Go here to read her story,"How I Finally Came Home". You can see Deanne's "Table to Tailgate Cookbook and custom recipe cards here".

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