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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Strawberry Syurp

Strawberry Syrup Recipe

2 1/2 Quarts Strawberries
3 Cups Water, Divided
2 pieces of lemon peel (1 inch strips)
2 1/2 cups Sugar
3 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

After washing and drying the strawberries cut up and crush them with a potato mashers.  Combine them in a pot with 1 1/2 cups of water and lemon peel.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Strain and remove lemon peel. Combine sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in your pot stir until sugar is melting and is almost boiling, turn down stove to simmer for 10 minutes.  Add strawberries and corn syrup.  Boil 5 minutes remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.  Ladle hot syrup into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.  Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.  This made 2/12 quarts.

Note: I replaced the Corn syrup with agave nectar and it worked out very well.  I used 3 cups of agave. 

This syrup is great over pancakes especially with fresh strawberries and makes a tasty strawberry lemonade.  I also put it in our ice tea to sweeten it.


Kelly Casanova said...

Ooh, yum, thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Might be good straight from the pot, too! LOL!
I'm missing strawberry season at home-I'm devastated. Last year I got 75 quarts. I used the last out of the freezer right before our trip. It's going to be a LONG year without. Sigh.

Unknown said...

OH yes it was good straight from the pot...over ice yogurt. Just too many ways to eat it.

With All That I Am
Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That looks great.