Homemade Corn Syrup Recipe
5 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
dash of salt
Place all ingredients in a heavy duty non stick saucepan. Clip the candy thermometer to the side. Stir sugar until just moistened with a clean metal spoon.
Do not stir again, the sugar will crystallize. Let this come to a boil.
Brush down the sides (when it comes boil )with a pastry brush dipped in water to remove any crystals that form on the sides, this will ruin the corn syrup when poured in the jars later if any sugar crystals remain. Do not stir this or it will become a cloudy mess.
Continue to boil until the candy thermometer reaches 235 to 240 then remove the pan from the heat and let sit for 2 hours to cool and do not touch the mixture. You must cool this completely.
Ladle into 1 cup mason jars. You can store in you cupboard up to 3 months. If the syrup is too thick, microwave the jar without the cover on for around 25 seconds. Makes 1 quart.
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