Strawberry Syrup

Fresh pancakes or waffles should be crowned with only the best syrup like this ruby colored strawberry syrup, which takes only four ingredients to make. Unfortunately, it doesn’t store for too long in the refrigerator, but then again it won’t be around that long.

Makes 3 cups


  • 3 cups fresh strawberries , cleaned, hulled and diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Food made with Strawberrys. (Jodi Miller Photos) 614-580-0342Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer until the mixture thickens and strawberries are soft. Remove from the heat and let cool. As it stands, the syrup will thicken. Whisk in water if too thick. Serve at room temperature.

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