The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star. -- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin --

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Apple Cider Syrup

Just popping in to share a quick and easy syrup recipe.  WARNING:  Once you try it, you may never go back to regular pancake syrup again!

This syrup is sooooooooo easy and soooooooo delicious it’s well worth the extra few minutes it takes to make it!  Besides, if you’re short on time you can make it the night before and store it in the fridge.  Just pull it out and warm it up in the microwave when you’re ready to serve.  It’s also good on regular or whole grain pancakes.  Give it a try!!

1/4 cup Smart Sugar (the original recipe used regular sugar)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (the original recipe also called for 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, but I left it out)
2 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Smart Balance Butter Blend sticks (or real butter, like the original recipe called for)

Stir together the sugar, cornstarch and spices in a saucepan.  Whisk in the apple cider and lemon juice.  Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to boil; boil until the syrup thickens. (This will take a few minutes, but you need to stay with it, and continue whisking constantly so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.)  Remove from heat and stir in the butter.  Serve warm.

Special thanks to my friend Diana for sharing this yummy recipe!!

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