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!