Easy Apple Cider Syrup

Applesauce Pancakes With Apple Cider Syrup

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
51 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Use this apple cider syrup on pancakes and waffles, or use it to top or accompany bread pudding, baked apples, or other desserts. Drizzle it over apple dutch baby pancakes or some apple bread pudding. It's great on ice cream, too.


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cups apple cider

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Steps to Make It

  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

  2. When the butter stops foaming, add the apple cider, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, stirring.

  3. Continue cooking over medium heat, frequently stirring, until reduced by half to about 1 to 1 1/4 cups. This will take about 15 minutes.

  4. The syrup will thicken as it cools.

  5. Serve this apple cider syrup over pancakes, waffles, bread pudding, or pound cake slices.​