Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I use this in almost all apple dishes..from crisp to pie to beverages..it is good for a lot of things..lots cheaper to make your own..I have paid upwards of $10 a bottle from catalogs or gourmet stores
- Bring cider to a rolling boil.and then turn down to a good simmer so that it continues to evaporate.
- simmer about 5 hours or until syrupy.may reduce down to 1 quart.
- Good on pancakes, apple pies, any apple dessert.really concentrates the flavor -- .
Fantastic stuff! I didn't have five hours to tend it so I put it in my crockpot on high for about 24 hours, and it came out beautifully. Thick and dark and syrupy, and with a very strong apple flavor. I did throw a few cinnamon sticks into the pot before cooking, but next time I'll try it without. I used a half gallon of cider and ended up with exactly two 4 oz. jars full of the syrup. I'm making an apple pie for our Halloween potluck on Friday, and I can't wait to use this cider in the pie. From what I have heard, this stuff keeps forever if you put it in the fridge, so I think I will wait for cider to go on sale again, and make a ton of it in these little tiny jars for Christmas. Thanks a mil, Grandma.
My Mom and I just made this today. It does take a long time to make, but if you have a day's worth of household chores or things to do then it's no big deal. Just when we doubted that it would thicken, it did, and beautifully too! It has a very strong assertive apple flavor that will be great in apple recipes. I understand now when recipes call for just 1-2 Tb. I'm excited to start cooking it. Does anyone know how long it keeps? And can you freeze it?
Not only was it easy and tasted great, the house smelled so wonderful as it was cooking down!