Apple Cider Syrup is a colonial recipe popular in New England. Like maple syrup, it is made by boiling down a sweet natural nectar (in this case, pure apple cider) until it thickens to syrup consistency that can be preserved and enjoyed for many months. Unlike mellow maple syrup though, Apple Cider Syrup is an elixer with the concentrated tangy rich flavour of apples has an unexpected tangy. Once a kitchen staple, Apple Cider Syrup has regained popularity with gourmet cooks and foodies alike. Brace yourself for a unique culinary experience!
Curious about the background?
I'm not sure how or where I first came across the concept of Apple Cider Syrup. To be honest, I have never tasted or even seen it anywhere else! As a fan of traditional slow cooking, I have always been fascinated by the creative ways cooks and colonists used to preserve and enjoy bounty from their fields, pastures and gardens. Some focused internet research has helped provide insight and history into this fascinating product, like this Ark of Taste summary from Slow Food USA. Interestingly, I have not (yet) found Canadian pioneer or current examples of Apple Cider Syrup production.
10 things you can do with Apple Cider Syrup
Did I say 10? The list keeps growing!
Baked ham is an easy, versatile and economical entree to prepare and serve at family dinners or special occasions throughout the year. This recipe combines full-flavoured Apple Cider Syrup and Dijon mustard for a sweet-tangy glaze that will be sure to please!
On these hot summer days, it's great to enjoy a meal of easy, no-cook salads. Chickpeas are a great source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Buy them canned and just rinse and add to this delicious salad!
Our Apple Butter has a tangy flavour and full-bodied apple sweetness that pairs beautifully with cheese whether as a condiment on a cheese plate or -- as in this case -- baked together in a delectable combo! Try this new twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast, lunch or snack!
This is an easy-to-make snack that both kids and adults enjoy! The combination of our Apple Butter with its tangy flavour and full-bodied apple sweetness, paired with crispy tortilla chips lightly seasoned with sugar and cinnamon is -- well -- totally 'apple-tizing'! Our Apple Butter is made without added sugar and the tortilla chips are baked fat-free, so it's a healthy treat too!
This easy-to-make recipe gives you a moist and juicy tenderloin with its own sauce and condiment all in one!
Makes enough stuffing for a 10 - 12 pound turkey; can be halved for a 4 - 6 pound chicken, or doubled for a large turkey.
* To roast garlic, slice about 1/2 inch off top of each head of garlic to expose tops of cloves. Remove outer layers of papery skin from heads. Place, cut side up, in small baking dish; drizzle with a little olive oil. Cover tightly with foil. Bake in 350F oven for about 45 minutes or until very soft. Squeeze out the softened garlic.
This is a great fall recipe! Easy to make and with slight sweetness from the apple cider and apples that is complemented by the bay leaves and spices. Serve with mashed potatoes.
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This classic recipe makes a generous dessert that is a great crowd-pleaser! It's one of my favourites for 3 reasons:
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