Happy December! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was filled with so much food & wine, family, ankle-deep snow, and coziness by the fire.
There is a shorter time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, so it's time to get in the full swing of the holidays! And to get in the spirit, I have some homemade gift ideas that are great on a budget. First up - apple cider syrup!
I brought a half gallon of minimally processed cider to a boil on the stove then let it simmer down for about 3-4 hours until it got nice and thick. The half gallon yielded exactly this one small jar. To make it extra special, I added a drink recipe that uses the syrup as an ingredient. This makes for the perfect holiday host gift. Enjoy!