This magical syrup from my friend Zoë, is a pretty versatile recipe. I’ve made it using strawberries before, but thought blueberries might be a nice treat. I suspect you could sub any old berry and it would work out great. I had to stop myself from continuously drizzling it into my mouth. But it was hard. This syrup is pretty addicting.
2 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup water, divided
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a medium sauce pan, bring berries with 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Once berries are bubbling, mash with a potato masher to break them up. Push the berries into a strainer set over a large measuring cup. You should end up with about 1 1/4 cups of juice. Save the solid chunks to use in a smoothie or different recipe.
Rinse out your pan and set it back on the stove. Add 1/2 cup water and the maple syrup to the pot and simmer 10 minutes or until reduced by about half.
Add the berry juice, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to the maple syrup mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 more minutes. Cool and then pour into a jar. Keeps for months in the fridge. Enjoy!
*This recipe makes 1 pint of syrup.
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