Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wild Blackberry Syrup

Living in the country is pretty special. Pace is slower, days are longer, & we get the perks of wild berry bushes! These blackberries are much smaller than the agricultural crop we're used to seeing at super markets. But....they are soooo much more sweeter! Every year we pick these, (for the limited time that they're available), & I make my homemade syrup. You can spot them at farmers markets & sometimes, you can even find a place that allows you to pick them:)

3 cups washed wild blackberries
2 1/2  cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Combine your 3 ingredients & cook on a medium to low flame for about an hour. (For me, it came to about 50 minutes.) It's ready the moment your syrup starts to boil over and get this glossy bubble appearance like a gem:) Jar it immediately or after it cools down.  Regarding shelf life... well, it's best if used within 12 months, but I guarantee... you'll eat this up alot sooner:)

Your house will smell delicious! I advise you... wild blackberries are packed with more antioxidants than you can think of, so enjoy this on everything....wink, wink. From crepes, homemade bread, to ice cream ~ it's too great not to try.

Grilled peaches served with vanilla ice cream topped with our warm syrup
right off the stove ~ Yum!

Happy Trails!

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