What? Appelstroop? Well, yes! It’s Dutch!

It’s one of the many many culinary delicacies that never received credit accross the border. It’s a black thick syrup, almost jelly like. It’s made of apples, sugar, and a lot of patience!

I wanted to try to make this, because I was craving it, and, as you might expect, I couldn’t find it in Helsinki. So, I bought a kilo of apples, chopped them, boiled them, and then strained the liquid from the apples through a cheesecloth. I had to leave it to drip overnight, making sure all the liquid was out of the apples.

The syrup is made by adding sugar to the liquid, and boiling it until it thickens and darkens. I must say, not bad for a first try!