Monday, October 12, 2015

Boiled Apple Cider...

God's Grace Overflows

Who here LOVES apple cider?

Who LOVES  syrup?

We are a syrup family...
and this tastes so good on just about everything!

This is the perfect syrup for Fall or anytime, really.
Great to give as a gift OR to eat it all yourself!

The temperature is starting to cool off and the evenings are getting shorter
so why not try making some soon!

I promise you won't regret this decision! :)


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To make boiled cider, you don’t need much more than a heavy stockpot,
 a wooden spoon and a few hours.

The syrupy result can be drizzled over pancakes or corn bread, used to sweeten mashed sweet potatoes and used as a glaze for winter squash or carrots. 

Its sweet-tart effect also works well in vinaigrette's 
and as a component in barbecue sauce. 

And it is never out of place paired with ice cream.

This recipe can be cut in half.
 Kept in sterilized jars, boiled cider 
can be refrigerated indefinitely. 

 To properly gauge what 2 1/2 cups looks like in the pot,
pour in that much uncooked cider first, 
then add the remainder of the gallon and get cooking.

Here's What you'll need:

1 gallon apple cider

Pour the cider into a large, heavy-bottomed stockpot. 

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. 

Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook uncovered for 4 to 5 hours
 or until it has reduced to a little more than 2 cups, 
stirring more frequently as needed in the last 
30 minutes to keep the cider from scorching.

The boiled cider is done when it coats the back of a spoon,
with a consistency like that of maple syrup.

 Cool completely. 
The boiled cider is ready to use right away; or,
 sealed tightly, it can be refrigerated indefinitely.
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I hope you all have a delightful week!


NanaDiana said...

I used to make this but have not done it in years. I think I need to do it again- the family would love it! xo Diana

living from glory to glory said...

This really does add amazing flavor to those fall special treats!
So glad you did a post on this as many have maybe never tried it!
Apple Cider galore soon!
Hugs, Roxy

Ceil said...

Hi Amy! I bet your kitchen smells WONDERFUL when you cook this. The apple and sugars all melting together. (I think my mouth is watering...) I'd love it over iced cream, that's for sure!

I always wonder what your children's favorite dishes are because you make so many yummy things. How do you not all weigh a thousand pounds??? I know I would!
Hope your days are slowing down just a wee bit. I have a friend living with us for a while until she finds a house of her own. It's fun really . I've known her since grammar school. My long weekend with my daughter and her little two month old was so great... I so enjoy time with her. It's few and far between because of the distance between us, but it does make the time sweeter.
God bless!

Debby Ray said...

Oh...this looks so delicious! And easy too! Thanks for sharing :)

SpicingUpIdaho said...

This is something I have never done, nor have I had any! What an incredible way to put apple cider to good use... bbq - check! ice cream - check! sweet potatoes - oh yeah! Yum! Thanks Amy, you always share great recipes :)

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