Apple Cider Syrup

Be prepared for an amazing and intense apple flavor in this syrup. It’s simple to do and just requires a little patience while the cider reduces. A swirl of butter adds a little extra silkiness to this unique syrup that can be used to top the Spelt Pancakes. Spelt Pancakes Recipe


  • 4 cups good quality apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Ground cinnamon


Place the cider in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat so the liquid remains at a simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour or until the liquid reduces to 1 cup or less. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and season with cinnamon to taste. Let cool to room temperature. This syrup will be thin when warm but will thicken when refrigerated. Gently warm in a saucepan or in the microwave and drizzle over pancakes. May store in the refrigerator for about 4 months.

Makes 1 cup.

Photo by Jodi Miller