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Golden Syrup Recipe

Golden Syrup has a buttery, caramelized flavor that adds the perfect touch of sweetness to many dishes.

Course Sauces
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Golden Syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 133 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 3/4 cup granulated white sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup water room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Add ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water to a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium/low and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, continue to stir and cook, scraping the sides of the saucepan, until golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Once the caramel has formed, add the remaining sugar and give it a stir.
  4. Slowly pour in boiling water and lemon juice, stirring constantly. Whisk to combine until sugar completely dissolves.
  5. Continue to simmer on medium/low heat, for about 15-20 minutes, until a rich amber color and a slightly thickened consistency.
  6. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.
  7. Pour into a jar and keep at room temperature for 10 weeks.
  8. If the syrup is too stiff, add it to a saucepan and thin it out with some water until you get the desired consistency.
  9. If the syrup is too thin once cooled, add it to a saucepan back on the stove for another few minutes to thicken up more.

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Nutrition Facts
Golden Syrup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.