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spiced blueberry whisky pancake syrup pouring over pancake stack

Spiced Blueberry and Whisky Pancake Syrup

Karon Grieve
This deliciously spiced fruity syrup with the kick of whisky is perfect for pancakes, waffles, cakes, ice-cream and cocktails too
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course sauces
Cuisine British
Servings 8 servings
Calories 105 kcal


  • 250 g blueberries
  • 150 ml maple syrup
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick small piece 6cm/2"
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 ml whisky
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 tsp cornflour


  • heat the blueberries along with maple syrup, spices and water. Bring to boil then simmer for 15 mins till thickened to syrup and blueberries have popped and released juices.
  • Stir in cornflour mixed with same amount of water to thicken the syrup
  • Add whisky once syrup has thickened and stir well
  • Press the blueberry syrup through a sieve into a jug then pour into a clean jar.



I have worked out a serving as 2 tablespoons and this recipe made 300ml of pancake syrup.
This pancake syrup/sauce will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Use brandy, bourbon or rum instead of whisky if you prefer.
You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe.
Serve with pancakes or waffles or spread inside a sponge cake. Drizzle over ice-cream or stir through yogurt. Use as part of a cocktail too.


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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Keyword blueberries, pancake syrup
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