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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

STEPHANIE ZONIS is a contributing editor.

 

 

December 2012

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Honey

Morris Kitchen Fruit Syrup

Fruit Syrups Are A Secret Ingredient

 

Check out all of the very special gourmet food gifts in this series.

 

Somehow, telling you that Morris Kitchen produces fruit syrups sounds less than glamorous. Maybe that’s because there are so many inferior-quality syrups around these days, or maybe it’s because most Americans think fruit syrups are only used on pancakes.

But don’t be fooled: These are the real deal for those seeking exciting new ingredients. The syrups are made in-house, in a kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, from a few fine ingredients, no corn syrup and real fruits/spices/herbs. Even the preserved lemons for the Preserved Lemon Syrup are made by hand by the Morris Kitchen staff.

Fruit Syrups & What To Do With Them

I’ll admit that I had raised an

eyebrow when I first saw them these syrups. I figured they were just another line flavored with fruit essences. Ho hum.

But that was before I tasted them. I’ve always maintained that the quality of the components comes through most readily in any food with few ingredients, and that’s absolutely the case here.

  • The Spiced Apple Syrup is a delight, with the sweet/tart flavor of cider, the warmth of spices, and a little sweetness from the cane sugar.
  • Want something a trifle more exotic? Try the Rhubarb Syrup, with a touch of hibiscus, or the Preserved Lemon Syrup, which includes cardamom and pink peppercorns.
  • Ginger Syrup, while perfect for the holidays, also makes a “gourmet” ginger ale year-round.

Morris Kitchen has a small number of offerings at any given time, but it’s readily apparent that they put a lot of thought into what they produce.

If you think these syrups are only good over pancakes or waffles or French toast, think again!

  • Try one over a good vanilla ice cream.
  • Sweeten a cup of hot tea.
  • Use a little syrup in a salad dressing.
  • Think about holiday cocktails.
  • Add some syrup to a glass of seltzer water.
  • Drizzle the Spiced Apple Syrup into homemade applesauce or over baked or mashed sweet potatoes.

If you need help in the ideas department, you’ll find recipes on the Morris Kitchen website.

 

Mix syrup with sparkling water for a much-more-sophisticated-than-soda refresher.

Wouldn’t it be fun to show up at a food-oriented gathering with a bottle or two of these syrups?

See all the different types of sweeteners in our Honey, Sugar & Syrup Glossary.

MORRIS KITCHEN FRUIT SYRUP

Ginger, Preserved Lemon, Rhubarb, Spiced Apple (Flavors Vary By Season)

  • 8-Ounce Bottle
    $12.00

Buy online at MorrisKitchen.com.

 

Prices are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional.



Use the seasonal Spiced Apple Syrup for sophisticated spritzers, cocktails, baking and cooking.

 

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