This Homemade Apple Syrup Recipe is a delicious syrup that’s perfect for mixing into drinks, drizzling on pancakes and waffles, or adding to oatmeal! It’s made with just two ingredients (with some options for extra flavor) and it’s quick and easy to make. It’s the perfect sweet fall condiment!

Okay so a few weeks ago I introduced you to my new favorite drink mix-in: the pumpkin spice syrup that’s perfect for making homemade pumpkin spice latte’s and drizzling on everything. But now…I may have a new favorite: this homemade apple syrup!! It’s the apple-y counterpart to the pumpkin spice syrup, and depending on your favorite fall flavor, this just may be your new favorite too.

This homemade apple syrup is so easy to make, with just TWO ingredients (plus a few others if you want to jazz it up a bit) and just a bit of your time – most of it hands-off.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apple Cider or Juice: look for one that is 100% apples, not additives or sweeteners (I used one from a local apple farm)
  • Maple Syrup: you can also use honey or coconut sugar, but I love the maple flavor in this recipe

Those two ingredients are all you really need, but if you want to *jazz things up* a bit, you can also add:

  • Cinnamon Sticks: these will infuse with the syrup
  • Apple Pie Spice: for a little extra spice
  • Vanilla Extract: for warmth and flavor, this is added at the end of cooking

How to make Homemade Apple Syrup

  1. Combine the apple cider and maple syrup in a saucepan. Add the cinnamon sticks and/or apple pie spice if using.
  2. Bring to a low boil and simmer for about 30 minutes, until it’s reduced by about ⅔ (⅓ of the original volume). Drop a bit onto a plate and let cool for a minute – it should be sticky and not too thick. It will thicken as it cools.
  3. When it’s the right consistency, pour into your bottle and refrigerate! If it’s a little too thick, add a little extra cider to get it to the right consistency before bottling. If it’s not quite thick enough, boil until it reaches the right consistency.
  4. Drizzle in and on everything, and enjoy!!

This Apple Syrup is perfect for…

  • Adding to chai lattes
  • Mixing into your coffee
  • Drizzling on pancakes and waffles
  • Stirring into your oatmeal

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! I’ve been mixing into my morning chai every day since I made it, and it will definitely be on repeat way past fall. Make sure to try the pumpkin spice syrup too and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Homemade Apple Syrup Recipe

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: ⅔ cup 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Homemade Apple Syrup Recipe is a delicious syrup that’s perfect for mixing into drinks, drizzling on pancakes and waffles, or adding to oatmeal! It’s made with just two ingredients (with some options for extra flavor) and it’s quick and easy to make. It’s the perfect sweet fall condiment!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups pure apple juice or apple cider, look for 100% apples, no additives or sweeteners
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small to medium saucepan, combine the apple juice or cider, maple syrup, and coconut sugar and/or cinnamon sticks if using.
  2. Bring the mixture to low-medium heat and simmer for 20 to 40 minutes, until reduced to about a third of the original volume. It will thicken as it cools, so don’t over-reduce. I was left with about 2/3 cup of syrup.
  3. To test for doneness, drip a drop of the mixture onto your counter and let cool for a minute. It should be a little tacky and syrupy, but not too thick and caramel-like.
  4. If you accidentally reduce too much, add in a bit more apple juice to thin it out.
  5. When it’s ready and at the consistency you like, remove the cinnamon sticks and add in the vanilla extract, if using.
  6. Pour into your desired bottle and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. It will likely last longer than that, but it hasn’t been around for long enough for me to test longer than that!
  7. Use in drinks (I like adding a tablespoon or two to my homemade chai lattes), drizzle on pancakes and waffles, or on top of oatmeal.

Keywords: apple syrup, apple cider, apple spice syrup, apple sauce

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