Cherry Berry Syrup
- 10 ounces frozen cherries
- 8 ounces frozen blueberries
- 1 cup apple juice
- ⅛ teaspoon stevia
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- ¼ cup water
- In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the cherries, blueberries, apple juice, and stevia to a boil
- Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until fruit is soft
- In a small bowl, dissolve arrowroot powder in water, stirring until thoroughly combined
- Raise heat to high, add arrowroot mixture to fruit, and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy, about 1 minute
- Let sauce cool and thicken for 10 minutes before serving
- Use right away or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
This Cherry Berry Pancake Syrup is another wonderfully satisfying recipe that I am sharing from my third book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. My boys gobble up this Paleo pancake syrup recipe on top of my Paleo Pancakes and sometimes I simply serve it for dessert with a heaping dollop of fresh homemade whipped cream. I also like to serve this syrup over my paleo crepe recipe along with a nice helping of Coconut Whipped Cream. This combination makes for a fantastic Paleo Christmas brunch, or a wonderful Paleo Easter brunch!
I am particularly fond of this pancake syrup recipe because it replaces high glycemic pancake syrup with a lower-carb, healthier version full of fruit and good fiber! The best part? No compromise on taste, and of course, it’s quick and easy to make.
Love this on my ice cream
Soo Soo Good!
I’m trying to find a paleo cherry pie recipe. Do you think that this cherry berry syrup would work? With your almond pasty crust.
Thanks so much, Michelle
Michelle, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Hi, Elana! Thanks for this recipe. I did it the first time with the berries on the recipe but I halfed it. It turned out pretty good! However, the second time I tried it, I substituted the cherries with raspberries. The taste was a bit bitter. I also used vanilla stevia instead of unflavored stevia. What do you think caused the bitterness? Could it be that the raspberries do not do well with the blueberries? What do you think?
Elizabeth, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Is there a particular brand or type of apple juice you use in your recipes? Aren’t most apple juices full of sugar? Thanks
Crystal, if you click on the green text that says “apple juice” in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be taken to the one I use. It is purely fruit sweetened and organic :-)
Can you substitute honey or coconut sugar for the Stevia? I cannot stand the taste of Stevia? Thanks! :)
Okay, I just went to the blog page and it answered my question in the first sentence! Sorry & thanks! :)
Tina, no problem :-)
Bobbi Kennedy says
I’m going to try taking out the arrowroot powder and add chia instead.
Can you substitute something for the apple juice? Any not fruit juice?
Hi Aimee, I haven’t tried that so not sure. If you experiment please let us know how it turns out!
can this be made into a jam?