Substitute for Corn Syrup

This is a substitute for corn syrup. A cheaper alternative.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tarter
  • dash of salt


Combine all ingredients in a heavy, large pan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and put a cover on for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan. Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often.


Cool syrup and store in a covered container at room temperature. It will keep 2 months. Yield: almost 2 cups. For dark corn syrup add 1/4 cup molasses to the above recipe.

Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
25 Minutes Cooking Time

By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO


November 13, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you so so much cant wait to get baking all those recipes i have that call for this ingredient. Which i could not find ..

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