Friday's Treat ( and Homemade Blueberry Syrup )

What a busy few weeks we have had around here! I can't believe it is Monday already!!  Luckily I was still able to find time for  Friday's Treat and also the main thing I want to tell you about...Homemade Blueberry Syrup.

This week I made Chocolate Chip Cookies, nothing special really but always a favorite! I have made some similar cookies that you can read about here but this week I opted for just the traditional no frills chocolate chip cookies:) Which are my favorite, by the way, and apparently everyone else's. My husband said they were gone within an hour!! I don't have a special recipe, no secret ingredient. Just the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. No matter the brand the recipe is still the same:)

Now the main thing I want to tell you about today is my Homemade Blueberry Syrup. As I have mentioned before I LOVE blueberries.....I could eat them everyday, but I don't really like blueberry jam. Or, at least eat blueberry jam....or any jam for that matter. So, I freeze some and this year decided to make syrup! I used the recipe from Simple Bites. It is sooo good:)

You start by bringing to a boil the blueberries with some water

Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes. The blueberries really cook down. Now the next step you could leave out if you want to have "chunky" syrup. I think I will do that next time....

Now you pour the cooked blueberries into a colander and mash until you get all the juice out of them.

Once your pan is empty pour in a little more water, some sugar and some lemon peel. Bring to a boil and then add the blueberry juice and some lemon juice.

As it cooks it will start to get this foam on top. Just continue to let it cook and then let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before pouring it into your jars and it will look like this

Pour it into your jars and then boil the jars full of syrup with the lid on for about 10 minutes to seal the jars.

 Why have I never made this before??? It really is amazing and you will love it on your pancakes, waffles or french toast!!


Mary Elizabeth


  1. My big colander would have been perfect for this. :)

  2. Do you have that great big one from home??



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