While summer still lingers, fall is quickly approaching along with its glorious apples. And if you're lucky enough to live near a cider mill, it's a time when you can't help but drive by to see if the presses are up and running yet. But does your cider mill make boiled cider?Boiled cider is a New England tradition, dating back to colonial times. Essentially, it's cider reduced to a concentrated syrup. But it was used more as a sweetener than a syrup to be poured over pancakes and waffles. With a stronger apple essence and tang than traditional maple syrup, this specialty sweetener fell out of fashion as cane syrup became less expensive, sometime around the 1940s.