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Lyle’s Golden Syrup

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What is it?

A familiar pantry staple in the U.K., Lyle’s Golden Syrup is a full-flavored cane sugar syrup that’s used as an ingredient in both baking and savory cooking, and as a topping for foods like pancakes and ice cream.

With its rich, caramelly flavor Lyle’s Golden Syrup is an alternative to traditionally using corn syrup is some recipes because corn syrup lacks great flavor and often produces a slightly runny filling. Replacing some of the corn syrup with the thicker, sweeter Golden Syrup results in a more stable filling with better flavor.

How to choose:

Look for Lyle’s Golden Syrup in your supermarket near the honey and maple syrup. You’ll find it either in the traditional tin pictured here or in a plastic squeeze bottle. If your store doesn’t carry it, order it from amazon.com.

How to store:

Store the syrup at cool room temperature. If crystals develop, heat the syrup before using to dissolve them.

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  • GloriaDC | 06/14/2015

    I purchased a bottle of Lyle's Golden syrup from my grocer here in Michigan, but I didn't think to check the shelf date when I bought it. I've only had it a few months, but it says it expired 2 YEARS ago! I haven't opened it yet, but I don't have the receipt to return it to the store. Can I use it?

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