Light "Corn" Syrup Recipe

Light "Corn" Syrup

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. white sugar
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar (acts as a stabilizer)
  • Dash of salt

How to make Light "Corn" Syrup


I can't stand corn syrup, so I came up with this alternative. So far it appears to work as a corn syrup replacement in all the recipes I've tried. Let me know if you bump into something where it is not as effective.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy, large pan. Stir and bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and put cover on it for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan.

  3. Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often.

  4. Cool syrup and store in a covered container at room temperature. It will keep for about 2 months. Makes almost 2 cups.

  • GeorgiaM701
    GeorgiaM701 says

    Do you think it would work making saltwater taffy? I don't have corn syrup in my country, so I need an alternative. The thing is i can't risk trying it out because i only have enough food colouring and sugar for one try.

  • GeorgiaM701
    GeorgiaM701 says

    oh, and do you think granulated sugar would work okay instead of white sugar?

  • wanderyng1
    wanderyng1 says

    Granulated sugar should work fine, but I'm uncertain about whether it could be used to make taffy or not. I suspect it could, but I'd hate to steer you wrong and then not have it work.

  • couchpanda
    couchpanda says

    what have you tried it in so far?

  • wanderyng1
    wanderyng1 says

    So far I've used it as a replacement for the light corn syrup in caramels and in marshmallows. It worked fine in the caramels, not so much in the marshmallows. To be fair though, it was my first time making marshmallows so it may have been the technique and not the syrup.

  • thekidd63
    thekidd63 says

    wow, thanks a lot for this recipe, it worked out great! When it was done cooking I thought maybe it wasn't thick enough, but as it began to cool it became real thick.

  • thekidd63
    thekidd63 says

    I was making Divinity and didn't have any corn syrup in the cuboard so this is when I found your recipe, I don't think I'll ever buy corn syrup again.

  • Vaughn
    Vaughn says

    "soft ball stage"? Can you elaborate? thanks

  • Vaughn
    Vaughn says

    Sorry nev mind, looked it up.

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