Yesterday I was a guest poster over at CJ’s blog, Morsels of Life. The recipe, Peachy Pear Dream Bars, requires drained, canned fruit. I was left with fruit juice to do something with so I decided to make some fruit-flavored syrup for pouring over pancakes, waffles, etc.
This is not so much a recipe as a formula since it depends on how much fruit juice there is to work with. I had about 2 cups of drained fruit juice from the two cans of fruit I needed. The syrup needs twice as much sugar as liquid so this would require 4 cups of sugar. Heat the juice and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Measure to see how much liquid there is. Return to saucepan. Dissolve 1 T. cornstarch for each cup of liquid in a little water. Add to the sauce and bring to a boil. Boil a minute or so until syrup thickens. Cool and keep in the refrigerator. Keeps for a long time. For fruit/maple syrup add 1/2 t. or more maple extract.