Apple-Cinnamon Syrup Recipe

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Around our house, Saturday breakfasts are a time to relax. So I like to serve my family's favorite French toast topped with this homemade syrup. After such a satisfying meal, everyone slowly eases into their hectic day ahead.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 102 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 34 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring brown sugar, water, butter and cornstarch and cinnamon to a boil; boil for 2 minutes until thick. Reduce heat to medium. Add apples; cook for 10-12 minutes or until apples are tender. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Apple-Cinnamon Syrup in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p46

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"LOVE this! I made it just as written except I double the recipe because it is so good!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"This recipe is certainly a keeper in my house. I doubled it and had no leftovers. It was so easy and tasted great. I will be making this often."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009

"This was so yummy! I tripled the recipe for the syrup part and used just the three apples because we like a lot of syrup! I used it to top the Apple Spice Waffles from this site. Sooo good! Thank you for the great recipe!"

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