Apple and Rosemary syrup

Today I realized that I havn’t written anything during the last two weeks. My schedule has been a bit busy and I havn’t really had the time. Yesterday I came home from Denmark and tomorrow I’m off to Finland. By now my collegues are used to that I always buy moomin cookie cutters on my way home from business trips in Finland :-)

I’m not lucky enough to have an apple tree in my garden. The garden is very rocky and I’m still searching for a good spot to plant a tree. This lovely apple syrup, made of store bought apples, is easy to make and tastes delicious. Blend it with water for a refreshing drink in a 1:4 ratio.

    Apple and Rosemary syrup
    (makes just shy of 1 litre)

    700 ml water
    1.5 kg red rather tart apples
    200 gram sugar per 1 litre of liquid (see below for more info)
    4 fresh Rosemary twigs

    Wash the apples. Cut in slices with peel on. Don’t remove the cores. Let the apples simmer with water and rosemary twigs in a large sauce pan for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft. Strain the mixture through a very fine strainer, don’t press it through let it drop slowly for at least one hour.

    Discard the apples and rosemary. Measure the strained liquid. For every 1 litre of liquid, add 200 gram of sugar. Bring to boil in sauce pan and let simmer for 15 minutes. Carefully skim froth with a spoon. Pour the warm syrup into clean and sterilized bottles. Keep the syrup in the fridge. It will hold for around a month.

6 Responses to “Apple and Rosemary syrup”

  1. Pille
    October 20th, 2008 08:56

    I love those bottles, Dagmar!!
    (PS I’m off to Finland on Wednesday:)

  2. Lars
    October 20th, 2008 13:10

    Looks delicious… I just got a bunch of apples, so I’ll definitely try this out.

  3. kasiac
    October 20th, 2008 22:54

    The colour of this syrup is lovely. I have to make it, as I have a lot of apples straight from the tree!

  4. Eugene
    October 21st, 2008 00:45

    Now everyone is talking about the American economy and eclections, nice to read something different. Eugene

    October 21st, 2008 18:22

    Another great drinl idea. Congrats on the competition with Anne!

  6. Dagmar
    October 27th, 2008 21:50

    Pille: Too bad we missed each other!

    Lars: I hope you’ll like it!

    KasiaC: I hope you’ll like it!

    Courtney: Thanks!!! :-)

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