Blueberry Simple Syrup
You can easily make this syrup with any berry or combination of berries. Delicious on pancakes, salads and in cocktails and tea.
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Water
4 Cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1. Combine all ingredients into a pot on stovetop
2. Bring to a boil - make sure to stir constantly. You don't want this to boil over.
3. Simmer for 20 minutes
4. Remove from heat
5. Strain mixture with mesh strainer
6. Can, freeze or refrigerate as you please. I dehydrated the leftover mush into fruit leather.
This is a super simple recipes to make blueberry syrup. You certainly can substitute another sweetener for the sugar and I would recommend honey. However, when adding honey, I would reduce the amount by about half.
Whenever cooking with sugar on the stovetop, like in this recipe or jams/jellies, I cannot reiterate enough, make sure to use a larger than you think pot, stir constantly and keep your eyes on the pot. When sugar mixtures boil over, it is a sticky mess. It can happen so fast, and take forever to clean up.
Straining- I always see recipes where a jelly bag is recommended. I hate jelly bags and find them to be probably the most useless tool in the kitchen. They don't work and are a waste of money. I used 2 different sized strainers to make this syrup. One to strain out the berries and a fine mesh one to really get it down to a syrup.