Apple Syrup (Appelstroop)
Apple syrup is exactly what it says on the jar (so to speak); i.e., syrup made from apples, and it’s tart and fruity, full of apple goodness and you can use it in myriad ways.
- Serves: 24 persons
- 6 ½cups apple juice
- 1tbsp. lemon juice
- 2star anise
- ¼tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½cup sugar
Step 1Add the apple juice, lemon juice, star anise and cinnamon to a saucepan.
Step 2Boil on a medium-high heat and reduce down to 1/4 of the original volume, stirring occasionally.
Step 3This can take an hour or two.
Step 4Remove the star anise pods.
Step 5Now add the sugar and boil until the sugar is dissolved.
Step 6The apple syrup is ready when it coats the back of a spoon but still drips off like honey.
Step 7Pour the apple syrup into a clean jam jar. Apple syrup keeps for quite a long time. Tips: If the apple syrup has cooked for too long it may go hard in the jar. If this happens, you’ll simply have to put it in the microwave for a minute before using, so it’ll turn runny again. Therefore, it’s probably best to keep it in a container that can go in the microwave if needed. Soak your saucepan in hot tap water and the gloopy syrup residue will simply dissolve. No need to scrub!