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Buttery Brown Sugar Syrup

Yield: about 2 cups

This easy 2-ingredient syrup beats store-bought anytime as an affordable alternative to maple syrup, whether you’re serving it with pancakes, waffles, or French toast.


  • 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  •  3 Tbs. unsalted butter


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, and 1 cup water. Simmer, swirling the pan occasionally, until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to medium high to bring the syrup to a gentle boil, and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the syrup thickens to the consistency of warm pancake syrup, 5 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve with waffles or pancakes. If making ahead, reheat before serving.


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  • Stardust4300 | 11/19/2018

    I can't think of any reason to buy syrup again! Much better flavor with depth. How long do you think this would keep? I had thought of making some and adding it to my Christmas baskets. What are your thoughts please?

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