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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Laura’s Easy Homemade Berry Syrup

Yesterday I shared my yummy baked boysenberry French toast. To really make it something special I added an easy to make berry syrup.

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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.)

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After 10 minutes it will look like this:

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At this point you can use a masher if you would like the berries a bit more crushed.

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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.

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Add the mixture to the berry syrup and bring to a boil. You will see it get thicker. Repeat if necessary.

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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.

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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…

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…and spooned over cream of wheat or hot oatmeal.

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What would you add it to?

Laura

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12 comments:

  1. I choose ice cream with syrup! However, it would be good on any of the things you mention here.

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  2. You can also do all these fruit syrups/toppings in the microwave! Just put the berries/fruit, sugar/flavorings and a little water in a bowl, cover, and nuke for a little while. Stir and continue to nuke until done. I make my applesauce, blueberry sauce, raspberry sauce this way. Then I decant them into a mason jar and they last a long time in the fridge. Great way to use up fruit (like blueberries) that are just about to become inedible.... You can eat it on toast and pancakes, too!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe--I'll keep it for when berries are more in season here.

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  4. Yum -- this looks and sounds delicious, Laura! I love the pretty color!

    Thank you for sharing, and have a great day. :)

    Blessings,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  5. Crap, why aren't you on my side of town and serving me this???? Hee hee.

    Yes, I've gotten your texts, I have just been very busy. We finally moved my mom's stuff here to my house. I no longer have a three car garage.......yikes. It's filled to the limit with her stuff. We need to get together soon.

    Love ya lots,
    Meri

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  6. Sans aucune h├ęsitation, j'en mettrais partout tant cela me semble succulent !
    Gros bisous

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  7. I first read the title as berry soup and thought whaaat?? lol, but I knew if anyone could make that appealing, it would be you. :) That looks really good on the french toast, and the ice cream. Biscuits would be good also, I would bet. Hope you're enjoying some down time on your spring break.

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  8. Mixed berries are a staple food in our house so I am definitely going to try this delicious syrup. Thank you. Amicalement

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  9. Laura, this looks and sounds so YUM!!! I'm getting ready to start my spring break next week and will have time to enjoy a fabulous breakfast like this. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your break.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. Yum! I made some blueberry syrup fresh for breakfast waffles years ago - I need to make some fruit syrups again - sounds delish!

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  11. Help! I am missing something from the recipe!! Do you let them sit with the sugar for a while before adding the water and heating or do you heat it immediately? Also, what temp do you heat it? I would like to try this as it looks delicious!

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  12. My apologies~ the mixture is added along with water directly into the pan on medium heat.

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