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Apple Crisp Syrup Starbucks Inspired Recipe

Fall is the time for all apple and pumpkin flavored everything, especially in food and drizzled on top of fantastic hot and cold coffees and teas. This caramel and apple spice flavored Apple Crisp Syrup Recipe does NOT disappoint. This homemade Apple Brown Sugar Syrup is perfect allll year long.

We wanted to start making our own drinks at home and one of the things we needed was the perfect Apple Crisp Syrup (also called Apple Brown Sugar Syrup) to go in any of our apple drinks from Starbucks like the Apple Crisp Machiatto.

We've taken some of our favorites from Starbs before and created our own versions, like the Iced Pumpkin Latte, any of the frappes and now we've created this Apple Crisp Drink Syrup for all your Starbucks inspired home creations.

While this is not a complete copycat, meaning it's the exact version you'd get from the overpriced coffee joint, we like to think it's pretty dang deliciously, maybe even better than the stuff they squirt in your drinks.

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Apple Crisp syrup in a jar with apples in the background.

Why You’ll Love This Syrup

  • You know what ingredients are in it
  • Easy to make your favorite iced and hot drinks at home
  • Cheaper than paying the seasonal special prices at the coffee shops
  • Time saver- no waiting in line or the drive thru for your drink made with this homemade apple crisp syrup
  • Goes on or in more than just the classic Apple Crisp Macchiato.

All you have to do is make your favorite Macchiato recipe at home and then drizzle this in the drink.

You can even add whipped cream to your macchiato and drizzle more of this delicious apple syrup on top to complete your Homemade DIY Apple Crisp Macchiato.

And just like you order it at the Big Coffee Houses, you can make your own fall Machiatto either hot or cold over ice.

Whatever you prefer, this diy apple crisp syrup recipe is perfect for either way you want to enjoy your drink!

Ingredients for Apple Crisp Syrup in different containers.


Apple juice

Dark brown sugar

Unsweetened applesauce

Ground cinnamon

Ground nutmeg

Tools To Have On Hand


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Wooden Spoon for Stirring

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Mason Jars for Storing and Serving

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Making apple crisp syrup in the saucepan.

How To Make Apple Crisp Syrup

  1. In a saucepan, add all your ingredients and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour syrup into Mason Jars and let cool before storing or using.

Tips, Tricks & Variations

  • Try adding this to other recipes, like your Caramel Apple Sangria, Apple Pie Smoothies, drizzle it on your waffles or Pancakes made with your homemade Pancake Mix.
  • Enjoy each sip of your drink that has this drizzled in it because it brings out slightly different flavors with every sip. So, make a big batch of this to add to all your fall drink faves.
  • If you want more apple flavoring, you can use apple flavoring extract.
  • Use light or dark brown sugar and see which one you like better for your DIY brown sugar apple syrup. If you use light brown sugar when in a pinch but still want the dark brown flavor, try adding some extra molasses and it should help a bit.
  • For additional yummy apple flavors, add in the peels of some apples to your saucepan when simmering.
  • If you want to replace the brown sugar, we recommend using white sugar instead. We DON'T recommend using maple syrup instead of brown sugar because it's already a simple syrup and wouldn't reduce as well when simmering. But keep in mind, we haven't made this substitution ourselves, so we can't attest to it.
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How Much Apple Brown Sugar Syrup To Add To Drinks?

We suggest trying 2 Tablespoons of this syrup to your drink. Adjust as necessary for future drinks until you find the perfect amount for your tastebuds.

Can You Use Cinnamon Applesauce?

If you want to combine the apple sauce and cinnamon ingredients and just use cinnamon-flavored apple sauce you can do that.

How Do You Store Apple Spice Syrup?

Store your Cinnamon Apple Brown Sugar Simple Syrup in your Mason Jar in the refrigerator.

What Size Mason Jar Do I Store This In?

This recipe makes 2 cups of syrup, so we recommend using a Pint Jar with lid and band for storage.

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How Long Is DIY Apple Crisp Syrup Good For?

If you keep your homemade syrup recipe in a Mason Jar in the fridge, it will stay good for up to 3 weeks.

Can You Freeze It?

If you use a freezer safe container, like these Maosn Jars, you can freeze this syrup for up to 3 months. Add it to your Freezer Inventory list so you don't lose track of it.

Thawing and Using Frozen Syrup: Make sure to pull your frozen syrup and store in the refrigerator overnight so it can thaw out the whole night and stay safe in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

Other Recipes You May Like

Check out some of these other recipes you may like to add to your drinks and baking dishes.

No Sugar Added Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

DIY Bailey's Irish Cream

Homemade Oat Milk

Close up of apple syrup in mason jar.

Apple Crisp Syrup Starbucks Inspired Recipe

Make the best DIY Apple Crisp Syrup for all your coffee and tea (and baking dishes) needs. This Apple Brown Sugar Simple Syrup recipe is hot!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Crisp Syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Mason Jar Recipe


  • 1 cup (120ml) concentrated apple juice thawed
  • 1 cup (100g) dark brown sugar
  • 2 ​Tablespoon (15 ml) unsweetened applesauce 15 ml
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • In a saucepan, add all your ingredients and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Pour syrup into Mason Jars and let cool before storing or using.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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