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This is a great syrup for pouring over gingerbread, but it is wonderful on almost anything. For best flavor, poke holes in the cake with a fork before pouring syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until boiling. Continue to boil until the mixture is reduced by a fourth. Pour warm syrup over cake and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 35.4g; sodium 1.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
This syrup went wonderfully with Honey Cake I. I did substitute some of the honey for marmalade because it was less expensive but it still had a great flavor and consistancy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2004
It wasn't bad. But way too sweet for my family. Read More
(3)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
This syrup went wonderfully with Honey Cake I. I did substitute some of the honey for marmalade because it was less expensive but it still had a great flavor and consistancy. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2004
Yum! This is sweet and actually tastes quite strongly of lemon/citrus. It is very light tasting at the same time in fact if you put it on a cake or pancakes - like I did on Buttermilk Pancakes - it will make the cake taste LIGHTER. I made a half batch of this exactly per directions it was much better than the actual pancakes and it keeps fine in fridge (no seperating sugar or guck or anything). A winner! Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
This one is very tasty but also VERY sweet so don't pour too much... I tried it with pancakes and it was a perfect match. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2007
Perfect for French toast or pancakes here in Spain where you just can't find maple syrup! A couple times I've just used honey and lime sorbet and zapped it in the microwave--same thing. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2011
If you have any leftovers you can make lemon honey tea. Its great for the winters or when your sick. Also my family and I used it on waffles. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
This is a simple syrup but very tasty. I made this to drizzle over slices of angel food cake. I used a mild Acacia honey and added a small splash of fresh orange juice in addition to the lemon. While off the heat I added a few drops of vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2004
It wasn't bad. But way too sweet for my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2012
Wonderful alternative to sugary store bought syrup. Love the citrus flavor! And..you don't need a whole lot to get the sweetness you vwant! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2013
This was DELISH! Used this on Belgian waffles and it was awesome. Kids loved it. You need very little to get the flavor because it is strong. Read More
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