In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg or cardamom and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves or ground allspice. Add 1 cup boiled apple cider, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Heat and stir until mixture is combined and butter melts. Serve warm over pancakes, waffles or French toast. Makes about 1 cup.Nutrition facts per 1 tablespoon serving: 63 cal, 1 g fat, 22 mg sodium, 13 g carbo, 0 g pro.