Yesterday I shared my yummy baked boysenberry French toast. To really make it something special I added an easy to make berry syrup.
Keep reading to see how easy it is to make and what else you can use it for.
Laura’s Homemade Berry Syrup
2 1/2 cups of berries (I used fresh strawberries and boysenberries, but you could use frozen.)
1/2 cup of sugar (more or less can be used to taste)
1/4 cup of water
Sprinkle the berries with the sugar. (Try to capture a nice action shot.)
After 10 minutes it will look like this:
At this point you can use a masher if you would like the berries a bit more crushed.
If the syrup seems a bit on the thin side you can put 1 teaspoon of flour or corn starch in a jar, add 1/4 cup of cool water cover and shake the mixture well.
Add the mixture to the berry syrup and bring to a boil. You will see it get thicker. Repeat if necessary.
The recipe makes approximately 3 cups of syrup.
At this point you can absolutely prepare it for long term storage via canning. Instructions can be found simply by googling “canning tips ~ syrup”. I placed a bit of the hot syrup in a small white serving pitcher to serve at the table with baked French toast.
The rest can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. But ours didn’t last that long because….
…it also tastes REALLY good over vanilla ice cream…
…and spooned over cream of wheat or hot oatmeal.
What would you add it to?
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