Simple Syrup (Homemade Corn Syrup Substitute)

As you have probably read in previous posts, one of my sons can’t have corn products such as corn meal, corn starch, and corn syrup. So I have been reading different recipes for a substitute to use in recipes that call for corn syrup. This recipe I have had the most success with, the texture is as thick and doesn’t through the flavor of the final product off.

 

Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 t. cream of tarter
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off of the sides of the pan.
  3. Uncover and simmer, stirring often, until it reaches soft ball stage.
  4. Cool and store in a covered container at room temperature up to 2 months.
Helpful Hints:
  1. To test for soft ball stage, fill a glass with tap water. Drop a drop of mixture into water. It should stay together until bottom, then do a look like a soft ball on the bottom. (A little squashy, not a hard round ball).
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