Apple Syrup with Fresh Hazelnuts
Recipe Type: Side dish, dessert
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Serves: 6-8
Use the most loveable fruit of the season is this flavorfull syrup with fresh hazelnuts and herbs. Serve it on everything from porridge and yoghurt to oven baked root vegetables and crispy salads!
  • 750 ml apple juice
  • 150g honey
  • 100g hazelnuts (preferably freshly picked)
  • a pinch of seasalt
  • 10-15 sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary
  1. Mix apple juice and hazelnuts in a casserole.
  2. Bring the juice to a boil.
  3. Add rosemary/thyme, seasalt, honey and leave the casserole to simmer (without lid) over low heat for 2 hours.
  4. After 2 hours check the texture by dipping a cold spoon into the syrup and tasting it. If you prefer it thicker, let it simmer for another hour.
  5. Pour the syrup into clean glasses and store them in the fridge or a cool cupboard.
If you prefer to keep the beautiful green color of the herbs either add them at the last step OR dischard the boiled herbs and add a few fresh strings to the glass. If you want to add more spicyness and warmth to the flavor, substitute the green herbs with either a stick of cinnamon, a couple of star anise or seeds of vanilla.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at