Brown Sugar-Apple Simple Syrup

Brown Sugar-Apple Simple SyrupRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty, Katherine Eckert Coyne
Save those apple peels and brew up a bottle of Brown Sugar-Apple Simple Syrup. It adds a trendy twist to tea, but you can also serve it in place of maple syrup with pancakes, oatmeal, or a warm baked apple.


Makes about 2 1/3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Other: 1 Hours


2 cups firmly packed apple peels
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups water


Bring apple peels, brown sugar, and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and cool completely (about 1 hour). Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl; discard apple peels. Pour syrup into glass jars. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.