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Simple Syrup

Use simple syrup to sweeten drinks and desserts.

  • yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Cook's Note

Will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 1 month.


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove and let stand until room temperature.

The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2007