Homemade cinnamon apple peel pancake syrup

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It's Apple season!

Isn't this such a magical time of year? Somehow I feel our house is well stocked and abundant as long as we have a big bucket of apples to enjoy and create recipes with. Apples are so versatile and can turn into a delicious treat or a healthy snack. You can use every last bit of your apples and easily create zero waste recipes, just like this apple pancake syrup! We have been making homemade apple pumpkin fruit roll ups, cinnamon apple peel pancake syrup and homemade naturally sweetened apple cider nearly every weekend. Is there anything better than Autumn recipes?

As a diplomat overseas, we can't always find real maple syrup that we love, so this alternative is very useful for our Sunday pancake tradition. Even if you do have easy access to maple syrup, you don't want to miss out on giving this syrup a try.

Homemade cinnamon apple peel pancake syrup is the most delicious way to use fruit scraps.

If you're making all of the apple sauce, apple crisp, apple pie, apple recipes, and have found you're accumulating endless apple scraps, be sure to save them! This is a wonderful, practical, and delicious way to reduce food waste and save some money. Homemade cinnamon apple peel pancake syrup costs pennies to make and adds so much flavor to our recipes. It's also a wonderful substitute for maple syrup in other recipes, like in granola or cookies. 

Our family has been using these for some time since I make apple sauce weekly. We always compost our scraps, but occasionally I can make a DIY out of them! Just like in this exfoliating cedarwood and coffee sugar body scrub recipe. Our family also loves to make candy out of citrus peels. Recipe coming soon!

Apples and cinnamon are such a wonderful, cozy flavor and now that we've made this recipe with such great success we can't wait to try to make other variations!

I came across this recipe and this is my adaptation of it. I slightly change the ratio of sugar to get a thicker syrup and do not can our syrup. We store it in an airtight mason jar. Because we use our syrup quickly and store it in our refrigerator, it was just an unnecessary step for us. 

How do I make homemade cinnamon apple peel pancake syrup?

This recipe is simple as can be. All you need to do is reserve your apple peels and scraps and place in a stockpot. 

Cover your apple scraps with water, leaving one inch of water above the apples.

Add four cinnamon sticks or a tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

Bring the pot to boil, and then reduce temperature to low to allow the liquid to simmer and let the liquid reduce for one hour.

Once the liquid has been simmering for an hour, remove it from heat and when cooled - strain the liquid from the apple scrap. Use apple scraps to blend up some apple syrup.

Measure your liquid and return to your stockpot.

Here you want to add ½ the amount of liquid in sugar + half a cup.

For example)

  • If you have two cups of liquid, add 1.5 cups of sugar
  • If you have three cups of liquid, add 2 cups of sugar
  • If you have four cups of liquid, add 2.5 cups of sugar
  • If you have five cups of liquid, add 3 cups of sugar

Turn temperature to med-high until liquid starts to bubble. Watch closely to ensure water doesn't boil over, but you want to keep the temperature high as possible without your water boiling over.

Stir and watch closely for ten minutes.

From here, pour the syrup into a mason jar. It may still be a bit runny. Once cooled, it should thicken up.

Store in an airtight container and in the fridge.

Use within one month. 

Apple peel pancake syrup

Apple peel pancake syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

apple peel pancake syrup is a delicious zero waste recipe to add so much flavor to your Sunday mornings

Ingredients

  • apple peels and scraps
  • sugar
  • cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon

Instructions

    Reserve your apple peels and scraps and place in a stockpot. 

    Cover your apple scraps with water, leaving one inch of water above the apples.

    Add four cinnamon sticks or a tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

    Bring the pot to boil, and then reduce temperature to low to allow the liquid to simmer and let the liquid reduce for one hour.

    Once the liquid has been simmering for an hour, remove it from heat and when cooled - strain the liquid from the apple scrap. Use apple scraps to blend up some apple syrup.

    Measure your liquid and return to your stockpot.

    Here you want to add ½ the amount of liquid in sugar + half a cup.

    For example)

    If you have two cups of liquid, add 1.5 cups of sugar
    If you have three cups of liquid, add 2 cups of sugar
    If you have four cups of liquid, add 2.5 cups of sugar
    If you have five cups of liquid, add 3 cups of sugar
    Turn temperature to med-high until liquid starts to bubble. Watch closely to ensure water doesn't boil over, but you want to keep the temperature high as possible without your water boiling over.

    Stir and watch closely for ten minutes.

    From here, pour the syrup into a mason jar. It may still be a bit runny. Once cooled, it should thicken up.

    Store in an airtight container and in the fridge.

    Use within one month. 

Notes

Use within one month. 

Freezes well.

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