Syrup: Pour one quart sweet apple cider into a cast iron saute pan over medium heat. Reduce the cider slowly to one cup. Remove from heat and let cool. It will have the consistency of thick syrup.
Vinaigrette: Whisk the apple cider vinegar and the apple syrup in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste, mix together.
Salad: Peel and slice the apples, then place the slices on a plate in a circular pattern. Toss the arugula with the vinaigrette. Place the salad on top of the apple slices. Put the goat cheese on top of the salad and serve.
Timing: Prepare the apple syrup, vinaigrette and then the salad.
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