Mixed Berry Syrup

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I haven’t been cooking much this week, but this morning, I decided I was going to make French toast. This is nothing new. I’ve been making French toast for years, mostly the same way. I had some frozen berries in the freezer, and I was just going to pour them in a bowl and serve them on the side. Then as I pouring them into the bowl, I thought MIXED BERRY SYRUP!

I didn’t feel like looking up a recipe – my iPod was charging, and the only syrup recipe I can think of from my cookbooks is diabetic blueberry syrup. I’m pretty sure it needs Splenda – yuck.

I decided to wing it! This is what I came up with.

  • about a cup of frozen mixed berries
  • 4-5 teaspoons of sugar
  • about 1/4 cup of orange juice
Ingredients

I poured that bowlful of berries into a pot and put that on the stove. It didn’t look like enough, so I added some more berries. I put the temperature to medium and let them cook for a few minutes. This always makes them release some juices to make it like a sauce. Then I added several spoonfuls of sugar until it was sweet enough – about 4-5 teaspoons for me. I let this simmer for a little while, while my French toast was cooking.

Berries in Pot

After it gets warm, you can add some liquid. This can be basically anything. It could be as simple as water or as fancy as champagne or rum (yum, maybe next time!). I used orange juice. I brought it to a boil to let some of the liquid boil off to get that nice syrupy consistency. If you were looking for a sauce of some sort for ice cream or something, I guess you could skip this step. I took some pictures of this, and I swear, that’s steam, not smoke! Once it’s the consistency of syrup, it’s done!

Simmering

After that, I just put in a bowl and served it. Excellent!

In the bowl

On the French toast

Happy Cooking!

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