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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Homemade Berry Saucy Syrup

I am a sucker for a beautiful container of berries. They’re just so pretty my wallet and I can’t resist. But half the time I forget I buy them and then the berries end up kind of sad. It’s a crime, really. But if my berries do reach this sorry state, I make good use of them…homemade saucy syrup (I can’t decide if it should be called sauce or syrup, hence saucy syrup.

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I’ve made my saucy syrup with raspberries and blueberries. Most recently I made it from a small container of blackberries. It was SOOOOOOOOOOOO good. If I do say so myself. This homemade saucy syrup pairs beautifully with the texture of my new favorite waffle recipe – the waffles didn’t get soggy at all.

Sidenote: Baby’s Got Sauce by G. Love has been playing in my head while I write this post. Which automatically makes this post 10 times more fun.

Homemade Berry Saucy Syrup
From Jane Maynard
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1½ cups berries (one of those 5-6 oz containers) -OR- 1 C blueberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch whisked with enough water to make a slurry
  1. Bring the berries, sugar, water and lemon juice to a boil. Lower heat. Simmer for a 5-10 minutes, while slowly adding some of your cornstarch mixture. Add enough to get it to the consistency you like (the cornstarch makes it less watery). Refrigerate leftovers, if you have any!

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  1. That berry syrup looks fabulous. I would love to try it with strawberries and blueberries.

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    We have blackberries growing behind our backyard fence and three Mulberry trees in our yard that are loaded with berries. I think I will make some of this for the family gathering we are having at the end of the month!!

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    Mmm looks great,definitely will try with my next batch of iffy berries.

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    This looks wonderful Jane — sounds like it’s easy and delicious. I’m definitely gonna try it, especially since Trader Joe’s stopped carrying their wild blueberry sauce/topping. And your name for it is just too cute 🙂

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    I wanted to eat my computer screen when I saw the pictures this morning! Belgium waffles= my favorite breakfast growing up… I’ve made them since with similar saucy syrup and it’s TO DIE FOR! I’ll have to give this one a spin. We also make our own jam, which is a perfect substitute and adds great texture.

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    t sara

    This works great with frozen berries as well. So delish!

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    Home-made berry sauce sounds good. I have tried to make it one time but did not work out very well. I should try to make it again with your recipe.

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    Nikki CB

    Yummm….that looks so so tasty. I love the photo of the half-eaten waffles.

  9. There’s a berry farm not far from my house and we’re heading there as soon as they’re ripe to pick some bounty. This is on my menu list as soon as I’m in the berries.

  10. I cannot tell you how much I love that you were thinking of G Love when you posted this. And now I have ‘I like cold beverages’ stuck in my head….

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    That song brings back such great memories. Now I just need to make the syrup 🙂

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    I took your advice and used some berries that were just past their prime for this wonderful “saucy syrup”. I bagged some up for the freezer too. Thank you for this recipe!
    I really enjoy your blog for some great ideas. I also plan my menus weekly. Working full time, it makes my life so much simpler.

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    Made this with frozen mixed berries. Tasted it when finished and tasted only sugar and crunchy raspberry seeds! I panicked and threw the second half of the bag back in the pot and repeated, wihout any sugar. Threw the first batch back in, and it turned out divine together! Alls well that ends well, if you are sensitive to sweetener halve the sugar. Can’t wait to pour on pancakes!

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    Jane Maynard

    ha ha! that cracks me up…sounds like something I’ve done in the kitchen before!

    I’ve never used frozen berries…so glad to hear how it went and how the proportions sound a bit different, so thank you for commenting!!

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