Blackberry Syrup

It only takes 15 minutes and 4 ingredients to make this delicious CopyCat Cracker Barrel Blackberry Syrup to ladle over the top of your piping hot pancakes. #WomenLivingWell #pancakes #syrup #easyrecipes

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is here today with this “comfy” Blackberry Syrup recipe for your pancakes!

Janelle writes:

I was eating breakfast with my dear friend Melanie when we started talking about what we craved while we were pregnant.  Mel mentioned how she craved Cracker Barrel’s pancakes topped with hot blackberries .

Ooooo….that sounded so good!!!  

So, I just had to take a “crack” at making them myself.

So, in honor of pregnancy cravings and friendship- here’s the recipe. Mmmmmm……

blackerberries 1a

Smoosh 2 small cartons of blackberries like so… (thank you, girls- great job!)
*As we were smooshing, we talked about how people used to dye their clothing with berries just like these!
blackberries 2
After about 3-5 minutes of smooshing…this is what you’ll get.
blackberries 3
Pour into a medium saucepan placed on medium heat. Add sugar (this is how I measure when I don’t blog- the truth comes out!)
blackberries 4
Take some of your syrup out and add cornstarch to make a paste. Add it back into the pan and stir until liquid thickens slightly.
blackberries 5
Mmm….pipping hot and steamy sweet blackberries- ready to eat!

CopyCat Cracker Barrel Blackberry Syrup
Ladle on top of your pancakes with butter and enjoy!  You may wish to add maple syrup as well….

Blackberry Syrup

Prep time:5 mins
Cook time:10 mins
Total time:15 mins

2 small cartons (8 oz each) Blackberries
1-2 Tbsp sugar (to liking)
1 tsp cornstarch

– Place blackberries in a bowl and smash with a fork until you get a chunky liquid
– Pour in a medium saucepan on medium heat
– Add sugar
– Take a small amount of the liquid out and add cornstarch to make a paste
– Add paste back into liquid and stir until slightly thickened
– Pour over pancakes and serve with butter and maple syrup (if desired)


*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


  1. Looks like something I would enjoy. I have about 4 qts in the deep. I think I will try this tomorrow but with out the cornstarch so I can put it in a cute bottle and share with someone.
    Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  2. Dear Courtney,

    I love it when you share recipes, especially Janelle’s – her blog is terrific!

    Just wondering, though, if you are planning a “Q&A” for this week – your “Q&A Wednesday” series is a much anticipated treat!



    1. Hi Lorelai,

      Thanks for asking!

      I was traveling last week and unable to make my Q & A Video – I was hoping to have one for this Wednesday but I’m unsure if that will happen… 😉 So sorry!

      I’m so glad you like them. Thank you!

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