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Want to take your breakfast up a notch? This homemade strawberry syrup recipe will have you craving pancakes every morning!
A couple months ago I made a blueberry syrup recipe that was so delish, I’ve been dying to remake my strawberry syrup recipe ever since. I finally had a chance over the weekend and yum…I’m not sure which one I like better!
This homemade strawberry syrup takes your pancakes up a couple notches but it also makes a great dessert topping too! You can serve it over cheesecake, ice cream and even chocolate mousse. I’m wanting this on pretty much everything right now and the best part is that it’s so easy. It just takes three ingredients and about 20 cooking time. Why not grab some strawberries and try it for yourself…
Homemade Strawberry Syrup
You’ll need to start with the most important ingredient of course…fresh strawberries.
Start by hulling the strawberries (I love using this kitchen tool…makes it SO easy!), then chop them.
In a saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar and water and simmer over medium heat.
When strawberries begin to soften, add some cornstarch to thicken the syrup. Simmer, stirring occasionally, as syrup continues to thicken.
When the strawberry syrup reaches just the right consistency, remove it from the heat. I simmered mine for about 20 minutes but you can cook it a little more of less to get the consistency that you like. Cook it less for a thinner syrup and a few minutes more if you like it nice and thick.
When you’ve got it just how you like it, remove it from the heat and let it sit for about five minutes. Now you’re ready for breakfast!
We still use store bought syrup sometimes too but this is a gazillion times better!
This strawberry syrup recipe definitely takes your pancakes up a notch.
Think I can count this as my daily serving of fruit?
Ready for a bite? I love how easy this is to make! I cooked the pancakes while the syrup simmered and was done in 25 minutes. You can also make this strawberry syrup ahead of time and refrigerate it until you need it.
If you have picky eaters that like their syrup without chunks of fruit, just pour the syrup in the blender, then strain it through a sieve to remove the seeds.
Homemade Strawberry Syrup
- Hull and chop strawberries
- Mix cornstarch with just enough water to dissolve it (I used 2 tablespoons of water)
- Combine strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
- Once strawberries begin to soften, stir in cornstarch mixture.
- Simmer until syrup reaches a thick consistency, approximately 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
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