I’ve been busy processing all the apples we are collecting and have been awash with apple scraps. Last year I made Apple scrap jelly which was delicious and Apple cider vinegar is continuously brewing here so I felt like trying something new.
I had been reading about Apple scrap pancake syrup and I thought I would try and adapt the recipe to make some of my own. I LOVE maple syrup but getting the good quality stuff here is expensive.
A while ago I scored a cheap bottle of maple extract from Aldi and I’ve been waiting for a reason to use it.
For the syrup I placed all the cores and skin scraps into a big pot covered them in water and boiled until they were mushy
Next I strained off the apples and for every cup of liquid I added a cup of sugar put on the heat and stirred until dissolved. Next I added 4 drops of maple extract and 2 tsp of cinnamon.
I then boiled for about 3 hours reducing and thickening the syrup.
You could try adding lemon juice too but I was happy with the thickness and consistency I got.
I didn’t can this batch but if it’s well received I will be making more!