Apple Pie Syrup Recipe for Hot and Cold Drinks

Apple Pie Syrup Recipe

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Are you in the mood to spice up your drinks, literally? With autumn on the way, it won’t be long before there’s a shift in the temperature. That’s why I’m lining up the best and most scrumptious drinks to enjoy when it finally happens – like this apple pie syrup recipe for hot and cold drinks.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I had it when folk talk for AGES before getting to the recipe, so I’m just going to give you a brief explanation and then jump right in. How does that sound?

What is Apple Pie Syrup?

Apple pie syrup is exactly as it sounds: syrup that has been given the flavour of an apple pie, which typically combines apple with cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or other cold weather spices. Those flavours are exactly what you’ll get with this apple pie syrup recipes.

The syrup can be used in a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, and there’s nothing to stop you from adding a little extra flavour to cakes and other sweet treats. (Just sayin’.)

How to Make Apple Pie Syrup

Let’s make a list of all the things you’ll need to create this delicious syrup, because it’s always nice to be organised, right?


To make this delicious, autumn-themed syrup, you will need the following ingredients (which will give you approximately 100ml syrup when finished):

  • Brown sugar – 100g
  • Molasses – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 175ml
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Braeburn apple (or other tart varieties) – 1

If you can’t get your hands on Braeburn apples, other tart types you can use to make this syrup include Golden Delicious, Bramley, and Granny Smith. 

Bramley Apples

Dark brown sugar is the best type for this syrup, but you can use the light variety if you have it/can’t get the other.

Unsulphered molasses will give your syrup a much fuller flavour, but you can use the regular kind, too.


You’re going to need some pieces of equipment unless you’re female and from my family, who are well known for improvising when something’s not available. Glass wine bottle for a rolling pin, anyone?

Don’t worry; there’s no rolling necessary to make this apple pie syrup.

  • Potato peeler (or knife, if you’re my grandma)
  • Measuring jug and weighing scales
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Airtight storage bottle or jar (for finished syrup)
  • Sieve
  • Jug/mixing bowl
  • Milk steamer (or alternative)
  • Tablespoon

Apple Pie Syrup Recipe: Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s break things down into easy steps, shall we? I get the right hump when faced with a complicated recipe, so if you’re looking for complex or complicated, you’re probably not going to find it here.

Step One

First thing’s first, gather your things. You’ll need to pop the water into a saucepan, put it over a medium-high heat, and let it come to boil.

Step Two

Once you’ve done this and are waiting for the bubbles, peel the apples – but don’t throw the peel away. For once, we’re not going to use the actual apple flesh itself. You can actually eat the flesh if you want to. Alternatively, you can add it to the mixture, but you’ll need to do lots of straining later on.

It’s easier to avoid the flesh; that’s all I’m saying.

Apple Peels

Step Three

Throw the apple peel, cinnamon, molasses, and brown sugar into the water, and give it a good stir. You will need to leave it simmering until it has reduced to half its original volume.

At this stage, your syrup will be thick and almost ready, so turn off the heat.

The syrup shouldn’t be super thick at this stage. It should still be fairly viscous, with the thickening process continuing as it cools.

Step Four

You’ll need to let your syrup cool down before you do anything, so leave it until it has.

If you have used apple flesh, you’ll need to sieve or otherwise remove it before leaving it to cool. The peels will be intact and easy to remove without them breaking down. If you can, leave the peels in the syrup as it cools to infuse as much flavour as possible.

Apple Pie Syrup Recipe for Drinks

Step Five

Once cooled, you can transfer it to an airtight container or bottle. I keep glass maple syrup bottle, thoroughly clean then, and then reuse them to store my homemade syrups. You could do the same, using jars, bottles, or other glassware.

If you don’t have glass bottles, any kind of airtight container will work, including Tupperware-style containers.

Step Six

The only thing left to do at this point, is to give the syrup a try and review it for yourself. Chef’s always taste as they cook, right?

Simply add the syrup (to taste) to a mug or heatproof glass, then top with your drink of choice. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, I can personally recommend these:

  • Hot Apple Pie Coffee Recipe
  • Apple Pie Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • Apple Pie Iced Coffee Recipe

How to Store Homemade Apple Pie Syrup

In an airtight container, in the fridge, your apple pie syrup will last for around 2 weeks. Because of this, I don’t recommend making a huge batch at once. It’ll likely start turning bad before you’ve had a chance to use it all.

I definitely don’t recommend trying to use it up quickly, either; the high sugar content should be enjoyed in moderation!

By Buzzy Kitchen

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