Apple Pie Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes          Yield: 1 1/4 cups
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

If you have ever wanted to drink your apple pie, this is the syrup for you. Whether alone on a spoon or served over desserts, ice cream, fruit, French toast, hot oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash or in your favorite beverage, this syrup will soon become a favorite go-to accompaniment.


  • 3 cups apple cider (I used Simply Apple® brand beverage)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. In a 2-quart sauce pot, over medium heat, lightly boil the apple cider to reduce it to 1 cup. Stir as needed. It may be necessary to stop periodically and measure the cider in order to see when it has been reduced to 1 cup.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. When the apple cider has been reduced, whisk in the sugar and spice mixture.
  3. Add the butter and stir well until butter has melted. Simmer syrup lightly for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove pot of syrup from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight, covered jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. May also be frozen for several months until ready for use. If freezing, be certain to leave head space to allow for expansion of frozen product.


  • Do not use apple juice for this recipe. Results will be poor. Use apple cider or the Simply Apple® brand of apple beverage. Although Simply Apple® may be thought of as a "juice", it is actually more like a cider and has the make-up and consistency of apple cider.
  • If the cider is reduced below 1 cup, add enough regular cider to bring the amount up to 1 cup.
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice may be used to replace the spices in this recipe. 

Recipe by Terri @ that's some good cookin'. The recipe name was inspired by Real Housemoms.  Recipe copyright 2014 by That's Some Good Cookin'.