Apple Cider Syrup


With it being National Maple Syrup day, I though we could take another look at the syrup that goes with the French Toast Strata recipe that I put up a while ago.  It is for Apple Cider Syrup and you can take this recipe and really make any type of basic syrup to go along with what ever breakfast or dessert you are looking at.

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The basis for this syrup that you would use for any other one is the 1/2 cup sugar and 4 teaspoons of cornstarch.  You will add any additional seasonings that may work, like cinnamon for this one and then find a juice that you want to use as the flavoring agent.  You can also use water and some extract.  I have not tried this with water but don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

If the syrup is too sweet at this point you can add a balancing agent like lemon juice.

After the syrup thickens add some butter to it so it smooths out.  It will thicken farther as it cools.

Here is the Apple Cider Syrup recipe as before, but use the above walk through to change the flavor up a bit.

Apple Cider Syrup

In a small sauce pan stir together 1/2 cup of sugar, 4 teaspoons cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon on cinnamon.  After it has been mixes, immediately add 1 cup of apple cider and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  If you don’t have apple cider apple juice will work well also.  After it is all mixed and it begins to thicken, add 2 tablespoons of butter and melt to give the syrup and smooth texture.  It will thicken as it cools.