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This Simple Syrup Recipe Is The Easiest Way To Use Extra Fruit

By Marissa Higgins

In the summer, everyone loves fresh fruit. Who can refuse the allure of fresh berries from the farmer's market? In an ideal world, we all eat our produce while it's still fresh. Unfortunately, life tends to get in the way, which leaves people wondering what you can do with your overripe fruits. As it turns out, making a simple syrup at home with super ripe fruit is surprisingly easy.

For those who are unfamiliar, a simple syrup can be used in many different dishes. When it comes to food, a simple syrup can top many breakfasts or desserts, like waffles, pancakes, or crepes. For a healthier take, it pairs well with yogurt or even a salad dressing.

Simple syrups also work well with drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks can get a step up, such as adding a simple syrup to your standard lemonade recipe. Cocktails are a great place to play with different flavors of simple syrup, and a unique way to add to your dinner party or hosting experience.