Doesn’t that look delicious? Homemade apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream and apple cider sauce. It’s pretty much fall in a bowl. The apple cider reduction sauce is definitely the star of the dish. Here is the super-easy recipe to make it…
1/2 gallon apple cider
- Pour cider into a large pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, bring it down to a simmer and let reduce. Let it reduce to desired thickness. Typically when the sauce has reduced enough to just coat a spoon when stirred it is done. Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and pour into storage container such as a mason jar
- Let cool somewhat before serving
The sauce will reduce by more and two-thirds. Here is it cold, just added to the pot. Plan to let it simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. If you have a finicky stove like me to make sure the stays at a simmer the whole time.
Here it is almost done, just starting to coat the wooden spoon. This is after about 1.5 hours on the stove. Looking at the sides you can see how much it has reduced.
Finished product! It turns to a beautiful root-beer brown when finished.
This sauce makes a great homemade gift. Just tie a festive bow around the mason jar and add a gift tag and you’re done! It is easy to double or even triple this recipe if you want to make multiple jars of the sauce, just add more cider and add a lot more time.