Reduced Cider

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 50m

Makes about 2 cups

At L'Etoile, Piper uses Reduced Cider as a base for some of her sauces. It can also be added to salad dressings to give them a heartier flavor. Don't use sparkling cider in this recipe.


  • 1 gallon apple cider


In a large saucepan, boil the cider over high heat until reduced to 1 quart, about 1 1/2 hours. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer until reduced to the consistency of maple syrup, about 45 minutes. Let the cider cool completely, then store in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator. It will keep indefinitely.

Recipe created by Odessa Piper.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 5802

nutrition information per serving

117 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 7mg sodium; 29g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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