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Warm Apple Cider Sauce Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 77kcal
This apple cider sauce recipe is simply delicious and so versatile! Drizzle it over desserts, spoon into tea and coffee or drizzle over your favorite pound cake. A quick and easy recipe that will elevate your food!
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  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼-½ teaspoon ground ginger or ¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a heavy-bottom, medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until sauce thickens and darkens.
  • Cool to room temperature and keep refrigerated in an airtight jar up to 3 weeks.
  • The sauce will separate when cold; when ready to use, heat in a saucepan or microwave and serve warm.
  • Enjoy!


This sauce is simply delicious and versatile. Drizzle it over ice cream, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, dumplings, etc. Spoon a teaspoon into tea (cold or hot), coffee (cold or hot) – really the uses are too many to mention.
Makes 2 cups sauce.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg