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Close-up view of a mason jar of apple simple syrup with apples all around

Apple Simple Syrup

Once fall hits, we want apple flavored everything! This easy-to-make homemade Apple Simple Syrup is made with fresh apples and brown sugar and can be used to flavor everything from cocktails and soda to oatmeal, ice cream, cakes, and more.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Recipes, Cocktail Ingredients, Mixology, Simple Syrup Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 1 ¼ cup
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (I recommend dark for more caramel flavor, but you can use light too )
  • 2 apples, sliced (about 2 cups)
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  • Put sugar, water, sliced apples, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until mixture has thickened and apples have softened.
  • Strain mixture into a bowl, being sure to press down on the apples with a wooden spoon or spatula to extract as much juice as possible.
  • Keep syrup in bowl or pour into a mason jar and place in fridge to cool completely before using. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.


  • I recommend using a sweet variety of apple, like Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.

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