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Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a yummy way to use up apple peels. I like to cook apples during the fall to freeze for a winter side dish. I always hated throwing away the peelings. I modified a recipe that I found online until I got a consistancy and flavor that I am happy with. I enjoy using tart apples like Cortland or Winesap. My whole family loves this syrup. It is especially tasty when poured over Cinnamon Pecan Pancakes :) I love to have this simmering on the stove, it makes the house smell wonderful!
- Bring all four ingredients to a boil in a large stockpot. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer until peels lose their bright color. (Approximately 10 minutes.).
- Remove apple peels with tongs or a slotted spoon.
- Continue simmering until mixture has reduced by half. Test consistency by dipping a spoon into the mixture and then rubbing your finger across it. You will be able to tell when it has thickened. Cooking time will vary.
- You may can this in sterile jars or let it cool and keep in the refrigerator.
This was amazing! We put it on pancakes and french toast. I cannot believe how simple it was. The cooking took a lot longer than I expected, but I'm SO glad I found this recipe. I used about 2 teaspoons of cinnamon for half of the recipe because it didn't specify how much, and it turned out fabulous.