I love berries! I’ll take them any way I can get them but fresh is always best just like in this fresh berry syrup.
Berries have been on sale lately for some super awesome prices. One of my local grocers had 6 oz of blueberries on sale for for 66 cents! This is unheard of prices. They are also going to have 1 lb packages of strawberries on sale this weekend for 99 cents!
This syrup recipe is the perfect syrup to utilize fresh berries. The trick is to use part of the fresh berries when cooking the syrup, then you add the remaining fresh berries at the end. This allows them to keep their fresh form and flavor. A little orange zest is added to enhance that fresh berry flavor. I love to use the orange zest for the flavor that it brings to this syrup but you could also use lemon zest too.
This syrup is perfect to serve over cakes, waffles, or pancakes along with a nice dollop of whipped cream. It is also excellent to serve over ice cream or cheesecake. The possibilities for this syrup are endless.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- dash of salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups mixed fresh berries (I used raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries)
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 tsp orange zest
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in water. Then stir in 3/4 cup of the berries.
- Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat. Add in the remaining berries and butter, stirring until butter is melted. Gently stir in orange zest.
Recipe adapted from Tidy Mom.