Fall and winter are wonderful times to find apple juice and ciders on great sale and a great time to make a batch of apple syrup. Apple syrup is wonderful on Dutch babies, pancakes and waffles, but it’s also a great glaze for ham and pork chops! Sweet and spicy with just a little kick and adding Ultra Gel keeps it thick and rich for weeks (if it lasts that long!).
4 cups apple cider
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon brown sugar mixed with 2 Tablespoons Ultra Gel (or 1 Tablespoon Thick Gel)
2 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Mix together brown sugar and Ultra Gel until well combined.
In a heavy sauce pan combine all ingredients, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to medium and cook for 20-25 minutes until cider reduces and desired thickness is reached. Serve warm or pour into a container and refrigerate.