I recently posted a recipe for Simple Fruit Cobbler. I’m sure enjoying coming up with fun ways to use my peaches.
We drink a lot of iced tea around here, so I thought it would be fun to make a Peach Syrup for a flavorful twist.
Simple syrups usually consist of water and sugar. The idea is that the sugar is boiled in the water in order to reduce the graininess of the sugar in your favorite beverage. They can have varying degrees of thickness based on the ratio of water to sugar. I went with a medium thickness here as I don’t prefer things to be too sweet. As usual, I will give you some options in the recipe.
If you have a bounty of summer peaches in your kitchen, be sure to give this a try.
Here is what I did:
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Peach Flavored Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (if you would like your syrup sweeter and thicker, use up to 1 cup)
2 peaches, peeled and cut
cinnamon (optional – I didn’t use it, but I think it would add great flavor)
Heat water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium to high heat. Allow the mixture to boil for a few minutes as you stir constantly.
Once the sugar is dissolved, add the peaches and turn off the heat. Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, crush the peaches and stir to incorporate. Allow to cool on the stove for about 30 minutes.
After your syrup has cooled, pour the mixture into a wire mesh strainer over a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to remove all the liquid possible.
Reserve the peach pulp for another recipe. I mixed mine with plain yogurt for a tasty snack. You could also add it to oatmeal, on top of ice cream, or in a smoothie.
Store syrup in the refrigerator. Use it in iced tea, lemonade, or any other beverage. It could also be used drizzled over baked goods.
Have you ever made a simple syrup before? Can you think of any other uses for this peach flavored goodness?Print This Post