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Boiled Cider (Apple Molasses)

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Boiled Cider is everything wonderful about fall condensed into one syrup. It’s pure, distilled essence of apple. It’s completely and utterly wonderful. And you get all this just by boiling a pot of cider.

Whether you add it to seltzer for sparkling cider, brush it on pork chops or ham, or add it to apple pies, this just might change the way you cook!

Ingredients

  • 2 gallons Fresh Apple Cider

Preparation

Pour apple cider into a very large, non-reactive stockpot (stainless steel, copper, or glass, but NOT aluminum unless it’s coated). Use a clean ruler or wooden stick that you can mark with the starting level of the cider.

Turn heat to high, cover the pot with a splatter screen (to prevent flies or other insects from dropping into the pot) and bring to a boil. Boil the cider hard until it has reduced to 1/7 of its original volume. Watch more carefully toward the end because it may creep up higher in the pan as it becomes thicker and bubbles stack up on each other. Turn off the heat and let the bubbles die down to check the depth of the liquid with your ruler or dipstick. You should end up with approximately the volume that it takes to fill a clean, empty 750ml wine bottle.

Pour into a clean, sterile jar (for long term storage) or a clean, empty wine bottle (for short term, refrigerated storage). Cover tightly and store in a cool, dark place.

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karend on 4.15.2014

This is such a unique and fabulous recipe! Delicious on toast with peanut butter!

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