Friday, March 4, 2016

Fresh Strawberry Syrup



With spring on the way and summer soon to follow, desserts are going to be changing from the heavy winter varieties to the lighter, fruit-laden offerings. But why wait weeks to prepare them? This amazingly quick and easy dessert takes nothing more than a little planning to dazzle your guests in no time. Keeping a package of Melissa’s Premade Crepes in the pantry or freezer (or, be like me, and keep them in both the pantry AND the freezer) gets this on the table in minutes. Trust me when I tell you it's been a real lifesaver when drop-in guests appear on the porch thinking this was the night they were invited to dinner when it’s really a week from tonight, but I digress. Simply unpack the crepes, fold each into quarters, arrange one (or two) on a dessert plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with your favorite flavor of ice cream, and drizzle with this jewel-toned strawberry syrup. It is SO good. Or, you can spoon the strawberry syrup into the middle of the crepe, fold it up, top with a scoop of ice cream, and then pour on the fudge sauce. Heaven!
Fresh Strawberry Syrup

1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons juice from a Melissa’s Tango Tangerine
Zest of 1/2 tangerine
1 Tablespoon Grand Marnier (or water)

Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil. Lower heat and simmer until mixture becomes syrupy, about 5-10 minutes.

Use as a topping on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, French toast, or as a filing in crepes.

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11 comments:

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a berrylicious dessert, Pattie, and also the luscious lemons ones in your previous post look soooo fresh and fabulous.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Pattie, the strawberry syrup sounds wonderful! It would also be wonderful served warm over custard.

~~louise~~ said...

Yes, I do live under a rock, lol...I had no idea there were premade crepes available! What a great product to have in a pinch!

I'm down to my last package of frozen Summer strawberries (waiting patiently for this season's crop:) Now I'm wondering if I should just splurge and whip up some fresh/frozen Strawberry Syrup and buy me some crepes!!!

Thanks for sharing, Pattie...

Deborah Lacy said...

This looks so delightfully yummy.

Mountain Mama said...

Ok I need this over chocolate ice cream right now!!! Pinning!

Janet Vinyard said...

Hi Pattie, This sounds and looks fabulous! I'll have to try this as I love strawberries. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

Jessica Pelasky said...

This sounds so delicious! YUM!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Mouth is seriously watering!! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" linky party!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Pattie, that looks so yummy and delicious!
Thanks for joining and sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

JES said...

This looks so good! And I love that there isn't loads of sugar in it. The strawberries are sweet enough :) Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

JES said...

Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has been FEATURED this week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! Thank you for sharing with us and we would love to have you link up again this week! :)