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5 from 7 votes


Sweet syrup used for drinks, pancakes, or ice cream topping.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Quart Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/2 Lemon Zest


  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Use your vegetable peeler to peel the zest off half of your lemon.
  • Add the blueberries and lemon zest to the pot. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until berries begin to burst.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Strain through a fine mesh sieve or strainer. Use cheesecloth if you do not have a fine mesh strainer.
  • Refrigerate for up to one week in an airtight container, or glass jar.