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Brown syrup in a glass jar with a label on it that says Apple Brown Sugar Syrup with apples around it on a dark wooden background.

Apple Brown Sugar Syrup

  • Author: Veronika Sykorova
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Flavored Syrups
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Starbucks-inspired Apple Brown Sugar Syrup is made with just 4 simple ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare! Use it in lattes, mocktails, and cocktails, or drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or ice cream.


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small apples, core removed, diced (2 cups diced)
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add brown sugar, water, diced apples, and apple pie spice to a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Take the syrup off the heat, stir in vanilla extract, and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. The longer it sits, the more apple flavor the syrup will have.
  5. Strain the syrup into a large measuring cup or a bowl through a fine mesh strainer. Use a spoon to squeeze as much syrup out of the apples as possible.
  6. Transfer to an airtight jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Wait for the syrup to cool completely before closing with a lid.


The syrup makes about 12 servings if you use 2 tbsp per serving.

If you want a stronger molasses flavor, use dark brown sugar instead.

If you don’t have apples, you can use 1 cup of apple puree instead and follow the instructions as written.

Keywords: apple brown sugar syrup, starbucks syrup