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Fresh Strawberry Syrup

by Laura

Strawberries happen to be one of the favorite ways to top waffles at our house. A lot of the time, we use fresh strawberry slices, sweetened whipped cream, and maple syrup. Well, recently I decided to try a new recipe out for strawberry syrup.

This recipe is for a cooked syrup that uses fresh strawberries. I have shared a strawberry sauce recipe before, but this recipe is different. It is cooked longer and is definitely more of a syrup consistency unlike the strawberry sauce.

All you need is some fresh strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla. The lemon juice helps preserve that fresh flavor. It all cooks in a sauce pan for about 15 minutes. Once it cools, the syrup will thicken even more. If it ends p thicker than you want it, just add a little water to thin it to the desired consistency.

This is perfect to use on top of you favorite breakfast item such as waffles, French toast, or pancakes. It is also a great topper for desserts such as cake, pie, cheesecake, or crepes.

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Fresh Strawberry Syrup

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Fresh Strawberry Syrup


  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a sauce pan. Cook over a low heat bringing to a simmer.
  2. Simmer until strawberries are soft and mixture has thickened to you desired consistency up to 15 minutes.
  3. Syrup will thicken more upon standing. If it ends up too thick, just mix in a little water to reach desired consistency. Makes 2 1/2 cups of syrup.
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Recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings.

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Richelle Anderson March 29, 2017 - 10:57 pm

This looks scrumptious. We usually have a big breakfast on Sundays and will have to add this one to the list.


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