This is a great recipe using ingredients already stocked in your cabinet and one my husband said was knock you to your knees delicious. Serve with fresh whipped cream and enjoy.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes syrupy. Mix in the nutmeg and cinnamon, and remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then pour over sliced strawberries.

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Nutrition Facts

174.4 calories; 0.8 g protein; 43 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
5 Stars Plus!!! YOWZA!!! I made this exactly except that I made one error which I may continue to keep on doing! I put vanilla ice cream and the strawberries in a desert dish and poured the syrup over that while the syrup was still very warm (stupid move I now know - but we loved what happened!) When the syrup hit the cold ice cream it hardened (like the top of a creme brulee) while it remained syrupy on the strawberries. I cannot tell you how we liked the result. I am going to make it again tonite the proper way but this is a keeper!!! And sooo easy - thanks submitter. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2010
This just didn't work for me The spices were fine but it was kind of watery even tho' I cooked the sugar and water until "syrupy" Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
5 Stars Plus!!! YOWZA!!! I made this exactly except that I made one error which I may continue to keep on doing! I put vanilla ice cream and the strawberries in a desert dish and poured the syrup over that while the syrup was still very warm (stupid move I now know - but we loved what happened!) When the syrup hit the cold ice cream it hardened (like the top of a creme brulee) while it remained syrupy on the strawberries. I cannot tell you how we liked the result. I am going to make it again tonite the proper way but this is a keeper!!! And sooo easy - thanks submitter. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
5 Stars Plus!!! YOWZA!!! I made this exactly except that I made one error which I may continue to keep on doing! I put vanilla ice cream and the strawberries in a desert dish and poured the syrup over that while the syrup was still very warm (stupid move I now know - but we loved what happened!) When the syrup hit the cold ice cream it hardened (like the top of a creme brulee) while it remained syrupy on the strawberries. I cannot tell you how we liked the result. I am going to make it again tonite the proper way but this is a keeper!!! And sooo easy - thanks submitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
What a great idea! It reminded me of the way my mom used to prepare strawberries for us as kids. Just sugar water and let the sliced strawberries soak for a few hours in the fridge. Making it into a "syrup" with cinnamon and nutmeg definitely gives it a kick. I served it in a wine glass over 2 scoops of ice cream topped with a dollop of whipped cream garnished with a mint leaf and there you have a rich fancy dessert! It'll please the whole family! Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
A nice and easy way to dress up strawberries. I used Splenda instead of sugar and the consistency was weird so I wouldn't recommend the substitution. Pairs nicely with light Cool Whip for a low calorie desssert! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
I made a trial run of this today hoping I could put this in my Christmas baskets this year as pancake syrup. I did subtract two tbsp. water and added two tbsp. lemon juice. To make this a little thinner I ran the berries through the blender coarsely chopping them. I like it just the way I hoped it would turn out though it is a little sweet. I might cut back the sugar just a bit. I'd like to see if I can't try this with cranberries too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
This is wonderful!!! I made it exactly as above only increased the syrup to one and a half batches (we like extra syrup)! I also added a small package of blueberries to the strawberries. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on pound cake and topped it with the berries. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2007
This is a ggreat recipe. Simple savory and sweet. But I saved on the sugar calories by using 1/4 cup sugar to one pound of strawberries 1/4 teaspoon of stavia instead. Thanks for this great idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2007
Very easy and tasty! I made this to serve with/over cream cheese-filled crepes. I can't wait to see what else it's good on:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2006
Delicious! This was so easy to make. At first I was a tiny bit worried about pouring brownish warm syrup all over my delicious freshly picked unsuspecting strawberries--but I'm glad I did! I let the berries macerate in the syrup for a while then poured it over pieces of Sara's Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake; first we sliced the shortcake down the middle horizontally then put the syrup on the bottom and top layers. Let that soak while you walk to the corner grocery for some whipped cream...HEAVENLY! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2006
Clearly I don't know how to make a simple syrup; this is the second recipe where I've messed it up. I need to buy a candy thermometer and practice a few times! I boiled this for 10 minutes added the other ingredients and let it sit for a few minutes off the heat as directed. Well it hardened in about a minute and wasn't syrupy at all! So I added an extra 1/2 c. of water re-melted the sugar and boiled for about 3 minutes. When I took it off the heat it remained syrupy. I just put it over sliced strawberries and it was tasty...the spices were a nice addition as was adding a warm sauce. So in spite of my inability to properly boil sugar and water this still turned out quite yummy. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2010
This just didn't work for me The spices were fine but it was kind of watery even tho' I cooked the sugar and water until "syrupy" Read More
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