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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 133kcal
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


  • Add ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water to a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium/low and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, continue to stir, and cook, scraping the sides of the saucepan, until golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Once the caramel has formed, add the remaining sugar and give it a stir.
  • Slowly pour in boiling water and lemon juice, stirring constantly. Whisk to combine until sugar completely dissolves.
  • Continue to simmer on medium/low heat, for about 15-20 minutes, until a rich amber color and a slightly thickened consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.
  • Pour into a jar and keep it at room temperature for 10-12 weeks.
  • If the syrup is too stiff, add it to a saucepan and thin it out with some water until you get the desired consistency.
  • 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.



Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg