Easy Apple Cider Syrup

Applesauce Pancakes With Apple Cider Syrup

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 20 servings

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.​