Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
A nice alternative from maple syrup to serve with your Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast. Make sure that the bottle or jar you use has a tight fitting lid. This tasty syrup will be good for a month if kept in the refrigerator.
- 1 lb tart apple, peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon mace
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, bottled
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup apple cider or 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Put prepared apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, lemon juice and butter into a deep pot.
- Cover and cook apples on medium heat until softened.
- Puree the softened apples.
- Place the pureed apples back into the pot.
- Add the remaining ingredients, except for the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts to boil.
- Allow to boil for 5 minutes.
- Mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water, until all cornstarch is dissolved.
- Stir into syrup mixture and cook until slightly thickened.
- Pour into jar and refrigerate.
I used granny smith apples. I omitted the nutmeg and mace and used more cinnamon. I used water. I didn't puree the apples. I only mashed them with a fork. It's thick like a compote and it's really yummy. Thanks Baby Kato :) Made for Newest Zaar tag
This was a lovely topping for some buttermilk pancakes! I reduced it down to 1/2 cup, used Granny Smith apple, cider (not water) and since I didn't have any mace I added a little extra nutmeg. Also used (fresh) lime juice instead of lemon and triple sec instead of GM, just because they were already on hand. I didn't have to boil for quite as long since it was a smaller quantity (about 3 minutes and it was already pretty thick, even without the cornstarch). I very much enjoyed this and look forward to trying it in other ways besides over pancakes. Thanks for sharing!
Kato honey, I got to tell you this is absolutely FANTASTIC. Infact, this ranks in my top 1 or two recipes I have tried. I made 4 cups, and dropped them by my neighbors this morning, and it didn't take them long to knock and rave on tis absolutely delicious syrup, so I gave them the recipe. I used apple cider, instead of water because we live near the largest apple orchard in the United States, so apple flavored recipes are very common here. Definately a keeper, and thanks so many for posting this 10 star recipe. Made for Zaar Stars.