Apple Syrup (Appelstroop)

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.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Add the apple juice, lemon juice, star anise and cinnamon to a saucepan.
  2. Step 2

    Boil on a medium-high heat and reduce down to 1/4 of the original volume, stirring occasionally.
  3. Step 3

    This can take an hour or two.
  4. Step 4

    Remove the star anise pods.
  5. Step 5

    Now add the sugar and boil until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Step 6

    The apple syrup is ready when it coats the back of a spoon but still drips off like honey.
  7. Step 7

    Pour 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!