Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Strawberry Syrup

Anyone who knows me (B) knows that I adore/ absoultely LOVE strawberries. I heart strawberry milk, strawberry jam, strawberry yogurt, strawberry syrup (go figure), or just a plain juicy strawberry year-a-round. If you are an admirer of the strawberry (and let's be honest, who isn't?!) this recipe is for you.

Strawberry syrup is delicious yet let's face it, when you buy it from the store it is loaded with tons of sugar and high fructose syrup among other things. That's why this recipe is perfect for your household plus you can store it in the fridge!

Recipe (kudos to tasteofhome.com)

1-2 pints halved strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbl. corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. butter

Wash strawberries and slice them into halves or quarters.

Place in blender, cover and puree. You want this puree to be straight liquid, so make sure you get all of the big chunks before proceeding to the next step.

Place strawberry puree into a saucepan on high heat. Immediately add sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice and butter. Stir. Bring the mixture to a boil. Continue stirring to make sure the sugar doesn't burn at the bottom of the sauce pan.

Once the mixture starts boiling and foaming take the saucepan off of the heat.

Skim off foam and remove seeds by using a strainer.

And there you have it- Strawberry Syrup and it only took 10-15 minutes to make!! To preserve your syrup for later use, place in a sealed jar and leave in the refrigerator.

This recipe has turned into a household favorite especially during the summer months when strawberries are in season. Don't worry maple syrup, we haven't forgotten you... maybe we'll hang out again in the fall and winter... no hard feelings! :-)


Rachel said...


Thanks for the great recipe! You two are tremendous cooks, and I'm glad I can steal your recipes here! :)

Lisa and Mark said...

yum! i am officially subscribed on google reader.