Friday, September 12, 2014

Spice Syrup a Retro Recipe

spice syrup recipe from The Settlement Cookbook

Today, I am sharing a recipe for Spice Syrup from the Settlement Cookbook.  When I saw this recipe, I thought it would be great to use in fall recipes for drinks and other things.  I had never made a syrup before and this is a very simple recipe.  I was also how surprised at how good it came out.  I thought that it would just be good in hot spiced cider, but after tasting it I realized it would be great in tea, over baked apples, and even on pancakes, french toast, or waffles.  It sounds strange but it tasted almost like candy when I tasted it.  Give it a try, it will definitely spice up your fall.

spice syrup recipe from The Settlement Cookbook

Spice Syrup


4 cups water
2 lbs sugar
1 TB whole cloves
1 TB whole allspice
6 cinnamon sticks


Put the spices in a bag or tea balls.  I used 2 medium tea balls.  I just put the cinnamon sticks into the pan, you could put them in a bag or cheesecloth to keep your syrup cleaner, but I kind of like the rustic feel to this syrup.  

Put water, sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.

Let boil for 5 minutes or until clear.

Next, reduce heat, and add the spices and continue cooking until the syrup has a nice flavor.   Approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  It took mine about 45 minutes.  Mine is pretty thick like a real maple syrup.

After it has finished cooking you will pour into a bottle to use as needed.  I also used some mason jars.  I am going to give some away as gifts to family members.

Store in the refrigerator.

spice syrup recipe from The Settlement Cookbook

Next week, I will share a few ways to use this spice syrup for some great fall drinks.

I always love hearing from you.  Tell me how you would use this spice syrup.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really tasty. Yum!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!


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