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corn syrup

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is a great way to make it at home without artificial ingredients. It makes a good batch, plenty to make several recipes.

serves 2 1/4 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For corn syrup

  • 4 lg
    ears of corn, silk removed and cut in third's
  • 4 c
  • 3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 sm
    pinch ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar

How To Make corn syrup

  • 1
    Place corn pieces in a large saucepan and pour in water; bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium and simmer until the water has reduced by a third, about 20 minutes. Cover, remove from the heat and let it sit for 3 hours.
  • 2
    Later on, discard the cobs and pour the liquid into a fine sieve sitting over a bowl; discard what’s in the sieve. The volume of water should be about 2 cups.
  • 3
    In a large saucepan over medium-high, add water, granulated sugar and salt; stir until the sugar has dissolved. When it’s boiling and the sugar dissipated, reduce the heat to medium. Add cream of tartar and DO NOT STIR. To prevent sugar crystals from forming, brush the sides of the saucepan with water using a pastry brush. Let the mixture simmer until it reaches 240ºF, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from the heat and let it cool off before transferring the syrup to a thick glass jar. Makes 2 cups and will keep for about 3 months.
  • 5
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