Strawberry Syrup for Valentines Day

This post was written by past Catholic Cuisine contributor Amy.



Valentine's Day is fast approaching and if you are like me, it might just be sneaking up on you a little too quickly! This is a real simple and yummy treat you can give your family on Valentine's morning. While the syrup is cooking you can cook your French toast, using your cookie cutter in the shape of a heart! If you aren't worries about calories, either, top it with some homemade whip cream.

This is a syrup I have been making and tweaking for years. It is finally right where we like it. It is great for those who are trying to watch their sugar intake, as it does have nearly the amount of sugar as regular syrup!

Amy's Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients: 
  • 2 large bags of frozen strawberries (about 5-6 lbs)
  • ¼ cup butter all cut up
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar (you can add more according to your taste)

Directions:

Cook strawberries, butter, and powdered sugar (use powdered instead of regular sugar as this will help thicken the syrup) in large pot for 3-5 minutes on high stirring constantly, until all butter melts and syrup starts to form.
 
 

Turn heat to medium-high, stirring only occasionally, until all the strawberries are cooked through. Then take a potato masher and mash the strawberries to your hearts content (depending on how chunky you want it!). This syrup is great on pancakes, crepes, French toast, or your favorite breakfast treat! Hey, it is probably great on ice cream too!

You can substitute any frozen fruit for the strawberries, such as blueberries in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes! You just may not want to mash berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.



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6 comments:

  1. Oh!!! That looks delicious Amy! I have a big bag of frozen strawberries in my freezer too!!! Thanks! =)

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  2. This recipe looks like it will be a "keeper" for my family! Just what I have been looking for - thanks for the tip of powdered sugar versus the granulated!
    Marylu

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  3. Oh, that strawberry sauce is making my mouth water! Yum! It would be awesome over French toast or waffles, also.

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  4. I served this over waffles. It was incredible. Just one thing, I don't live with an army. :) There was a lot of syrup left.
    I gues two things, make sure you buy a bag of strawberries, I tried to use a containter (of sliced strawberries) as well and they took forever to thaw.

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  5. LOL, sorry, I do cook for an army! I didn't think about mentioning that!!
    Glad you all like it!

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