Here's a Basic to Make Fresh Fruit Syrup

  • PrepTime: 10 Mins
  • CookTime: 12 Mins
  • TotalTime: 22 Mins


  1. 1 cup fruit (fresh or frozen)
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/3 cup water


  1. Gather the ingredients.  
  2. Peel, de-stem, or remove seeds from the fruit, as appropriate.  
  3. Place the fruit, water, and sugar into a pot.  
  4. Cook the fruit with the sugar and water, bringing it to a boil and then lowering the heat to simmer.  
  5. Smash the fruit while it is cooking.  
  6. Simmer until the mixture has thickened to a syrupy consistency. This should take about 10 minutes.  
  7. Once the mixture has thickened, you can press it through a strainer to make a thin syrup.  
  8. If you prefer a thicker syrup, process the cooked syrup in a food processor.  
  9. Serve with your favorite breakfast item.  
  10. Enjoy!


  1. You don't necessarily need to thaw frozen fruit before cooking it, but if you can remember to take it out of the freezer and put it in the refrigerator a few hours before your preparation, it would speed the cooking. 
  2. You can serve the fruit syrup warm, which is ideal for pancakes and waffles. If you want to save it and serve it chilled, keep it in the refrigerator.
  3. While the sugar will help extend the shelf life of the cooked syrup, it may develop mold after several days. It's best to use this fresh fruit syrup within a few days or to freeze it. Frozen, it should last for several months. To use, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for several hours.