Recipe for Blueberry Syrup

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5 from 6 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

This recipe for Blueberry Syrup is summer in a bottle. It brings all the flavor of fresh blueberries all year long. A teaspoon or two if this will make so many things better.

Recipe for Blueberry Syrup on pancakes.

The Recipe for Blueberry Syrup is the perfect finish for french toast, cheesecake, crepes or ice cream. This berry syrup taste like summer and is perfect for kids and adults alike.

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What We Love About This Blueberries Syrup Recipe

This recipe can be canned for prolonged storage. See the recommendations and techniques with little total time.

  • Quick: This syrup is so quick and easy to make. It elevates everything you can think to use it on.
  • Easy Ingredients: It only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes.
  • Family Friendly: Fresh and fruity and sweet, it will be a hit!
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or low-sugar.

Blueberry Syrup Ingredients Notes:

  • Blueberries: Fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries, obviously fresh is best.
  • Lemon: Lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Cornstarch: This is the thickener to make a rich syrup.
Blueberry filling ingredients.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Recipe for Blueberry Syrup

These are the basic steps for making homemade blueberry syrup. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Cook

First, in a small saucepan, add blueberries, ½ cup water, and 2 Tbsp sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest and heat to a boil. Then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes.

STEP 2: Thicken

Next, in a small bowl combine ½ Tbsp cornstarch and ¼ cold water till well mixed together and then add cornstarch mixture to blueberry mixture and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until desired thickness

STEP 3: Store

Finally, then ladle into an airtight container jar or bottle. If desired continue to seal using a hot water bath canner.

Homemade blueberry muffins

Prep and Storage Tips for Simple Blueberry Syrup

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is a recipe you can make the day you have brunch or make in the summer when you have an access of fresh berries. This will also save on prep time when you are having a brunch.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Depending on how you process will depend on how to store it. Can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If canned it is shelf stable.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

It can also be stored in the freezer in an airtight container with a lid for up to six months. Thaw in the fridge.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Can rewarm in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove top on medium high heat.

Frequently Asked Questions about Blueberry Pancake Syrup

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Replace the sugar with a sugar substitute or reduce the amount of the sugar.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT BERRY?

Of course, any fresh berry that you love can be utilized for this syrup.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, it is easy to adjust this recipe to suit your needs.

WHAT ARE SOME GOOD USES FOR THIS RECIPE FOR BLUEBERRY SYRUP?

Truly, this recipe can stir into cocktails or greek yogurt or whatever you prefer.
Ice cream to smoothies, it makes everything berry good!

Recipe for Blueberry Syrup on pancakes.

Expert Tips for Making This Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

  • Add more lemon: Really a little more lemon zest will add more flavor.
  • Short cut tip: For a smoother syrup, use an immersion blender.
  • Variation tip: A pinch of salt can enhance the flavor of this syrup.

What to Serve with Blueberry Syrup

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Recipe for Blueberry Syrup on pancakes.
5 from 6 votes

Blueberry Syrup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Recipe for Blueberry Syrup is summer in a bottle. It brings all the flavor of fresh blueberries all year long. A teaspoon or two if this will make so many things better.
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Lemon, zest
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, add blueberries, ½ cup water, and 2 Tbsp sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest or lemon oil and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine ½ Tbsp cornstarch and ¼ cold water till well mixed together. Add cornstarch mixture to blueberry mixture and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until desired thickness.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add more lemon: Really a little more lemon zest will add more flavor.
  • Short cut tip: For a smoother syrup, use an immersion blender.
  • Variation tip: A pinch of salt can enhance the flavor of this syrup.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Syrup

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4 thoughts on “Recipe for Blueberry Syrup”

  1. 5 stars
    I love making jams and syrups myself. So much better than anything you can get at the shop. This syrup is delicious. I like how it only has two spoons of sugar. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. 5 stars
    My family loves this blueberry syrup recipe. It is so simple and flavorful, perfect for our favorite french toast. Must-try!

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