Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

I have just been overrun with blueberries this year. Our blueberry bushes produced so much that we actually had to freeze some of the berries to keep them from spoiling! 


This was after I made Blueberry BBQ sauce (I know, I know, I need to get that recipe on the blog *sigh*), Blueberry Chia Seed Jam (that one is coming too....I swear!), Blueberry and Beet Smoothies, Blueberry and Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Lemon, Blueberry Lemon Stuffed French Toast (again....coming......), along with loading my morning yogurt with blueberries, and just plain eating them by the handful!

But I asked myself, what is missing? Then it hit me. When I was a kid, my Grandmother made the BEST homemade blueberry syrup

I can remember the first time I went to her house after my Dad had taken me out to breakfast. I was going on and on about the blueberry syrup he had let me drowned pour on my pancakes. 

She just laughed.

When I asked her why she was laughing she said, "That is NOT blueberry syrup!". Then she proceeded to show me what real homemade blueberry syrup was.

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

After that I turned my nose up at anything that was not her homemade syrup. So you know that meant I was pretty much mapleing it from then on out.

She also had to make me syrup every time I spent the night! 

Bet she didn't realize what she was getting herself into!

Naaaa actually I know she loved it. She was always making something when I came over anyway, so syrup would just get added to the list.

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

So faced with my plethora of blueberries, I knew I had to pay some homage to that wonderful childhood memory.

Unfortunately my Grandmother didn't pass that recipe on to me, so I hit the ol' interwebs to search for something that would hopefully come close to her version. After search through a kabillion and one recipes (at least it felt like that), I adapted this version from Food and Wine.

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

So, on this particular weekend morning, I was super secret squirrel about my bfast plans. No one knew what was going on because I had made the syrup during the week while they were working. 

Haha I am a sneeky one I am!

While everyone was doing their weekend thing, I snuck my little butt into the kitchen and whipped up some pancakes real quick. Nothing special, I will admit I grabbed some Bisquick and used buttermilk, woohoooo.

BUT

THEN

I whipped out the secret weapon *cue super hero music* my gorgeous bottle of fresh homemade bluebery syrup.

*and the crowd goes wild*

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

OK, I will reign it in a bit.

The crowd might not have thrown confetti, and did the wave (which would be kinda hard for two people to do anyway), but they did get a little twinkle in their eye.

Annnnd they got a bit pushy when it came to jockeying for plates #rudemuch

The kicker?

After they had shoveled eaten the pancakes, I calmly mentioned that I was heading back into the kitchen to make some lemon blueberry stuffed french toast.

Oh, I got a "Are you kidding?" and a "I am so full". But, when that fresh, hot stuffed french toast, topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and even more of this blueberry syrup came out. Ya, they were hungry again.....trust me!

#dietschmiet

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Bobbi Burleson
Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. Nothing beats homemade!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh blueberries (can use frozen thawed)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Equipment Used

Instructions

  1. In a pot, combine the blueberries with 1/2 cup of the water. Crush the berries with a potato masher and bring to a simmer. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Strain the juice, through a large mesh strainer, into a heatproof measuring cup, pressing firmly on the berries to remove all of the juice. Discard the berries.
  2. Rinse out the pot. Add the sugar and the remaining water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil the syrup over medium heat until it reduces, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the blueberry juice and lemon juice and boil over high heat for 1 minute. Let the syrup cool, then pour the syrup into a airtight container.
  4. Seal and refrigerate. Will last for up to 6 months.
Yield: Approx 4 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 36 mins.
Total time: 36 mins.
Tags: blueberry, breakfast, syrup, homemade, gluten free



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Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this homemade blueberry syrup. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

6 comments:

  1. That has to be a misprint with the amount of sugar. I do not think it has 21 cups in the recipe. Would you be so kind as to correct the amount. Thank you in advance.

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    1. WOW I am sorry about that. That would be just a tad on the sweet side!! It is only 2 cups of sugar.

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  2. Hi there Survivor Woman !
    I really like your Blueberry Syrup recipe. I'm into making them on my own as well, so I honestly hope to discover more ideas of your own ! Keep on rocking and all the best !

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    1. Thank you so very much!! I am so happy that you enjoy what I do :)

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  3. Is the 4 cups of lemon juice another misprint? Seems like a bit much... Please advise>>

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    1. Sorry Pam, it should have read 1/4 cup. I am not sure what happened when it published :/

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