Mixed Berry Syrup

I've been missing berries recently - so we bought some and made some syrup.  We used a pound of berries total - strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.   A lovely accompaniment to crepes - which we had for breakfast. :)

MIXED BERRY SYRUP      printer-friendly version
adapted from Emeril Lagasse's fresh strawberry syrup - also delicious!   
If thinner syrup is desired, strain the hot syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container and let cool.  

1 pound fresh berries or thawed frozen unsweetened berries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

1. In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.  Lower the heat and simmer until the berries are soft and the syrup is thickened and reduced by 1/3-to-1/2 in volume, 15 to 18 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before serving.


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