Meyer Lemon Syrup

Sweet lemon syrup made with meyer lemons that's perfect for pancakes, waffles or french toast

Holy Hannah. This stuff is fantastic. You may not think about lemon syrup when you normally thimk about pancakes or any hot breakfast, but please let me convince you. The other day I had a bunch of meyer lemons to use and it was a saturday so we were wanting something special for breakfast.


Sweet lemon syrup made with meyer lemons that's perfect for pancakes, waffles or french toast


I started to get everything out for buttermilk syrup and I suddenly realized that these new Greek yogurt pancakes I had made would be delicious with Meyer Lemon Syrup. MMMMMMM. Ding, ding, ding! We were literally licking our plates. It’s so creamy and bright. Oh, it’s so good!!!


Should Syrup be Refrigerated?

Syrup should be stored in the refrigerator.

Refrigeration will inhibit the growth of mold.



Is Meyer Lemon the Same a Lemon?

Meyer lemons don’t have the same tang as regular lemons.

Meyer lemons are a cross between regular lemon and mandarin orange.


What can You Substitute for Meyer Lemon?

If it is hard to find Meyer lemons, you can substitute a combination of juice or zest.

To replace the juice (or zest) of 1 Meyer lemon, simply swap in the juice (…or zest) of 1/2 a tangerine and 1/2 a regular lemon.


Meyer Lemon Syrup

Yield: 1 quart jar

Meyer Lemon Syrup

Meyer Lemon Syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Recipe adapted from Mom's old Buttermilk recipe

  • 1 Cube Unsalted Butter (1/2 Cup)
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Meyer Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 Meyer Lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda


  1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add the butter, karo syrup, sugar, milk, lemon juice, and the lemon zest.
  2. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil and then take off the heat.
  4. Quickly add the baking soda and place back on the heat stirring continuously.

Stir for one minute and remove from the heat.

This can easily boil over. Many times I wont even put it back on the heat.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1048 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 728mg Carbohydrates: 234g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 218g Protein: 5g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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18 comments on “Meyer Lemon Syrup”

  1. Hi Carrian ,,, I hav a silly question about the Karo syrup. Did you use light or dark since you didn’t indicate which one thanks

  2. living in the land of limes (Guatemala) and they
    work wonderfully as well.

  3. This recipe was a hit!!!! Thank you for sharing this heavenly recipe with us, Carrian!

    I must ask, where did you find that lovely glass dispenser for your syrup?

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this heavenly Meyer syrup recipe with us, Carrian!
    My husband and I love Meyer lemons and your recipe was a hit! All our friends raved about it and asked for your recipe.
    Now I must ask, where did you find that beautiful glass dispenser for your syrup?
    Many thanks!!!

  5. Oh my gosh, Carrian! This looks incredible! I’ve made your peanut butter maple syrup and have to restrain myself from drinking the entire jar. Liquid gold, I tell ya! Question about this meyer lemon syrup, about how long do you think it will last in the fridge? Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try it with my weekend pancakes. 🙂

    • Thank you so much!! Dude, syrup is where it is at. And we probably experiment too much with flavors but we can’t stop! Our lemon syrup only lasts about 4-6 days and then the flavor changes. Darnit!

  6. I have never heard of Meyer lemon’s. What’s the difference between it and a regular lemon from the grocery store?

    • Oh Jodie, I wish I could send you some! A meyer lemon is a very slightly sweeter lemon. They are just wonderful! We get ours at the local store or costco. You can use them interchangeably with regular lemons.

  7. I found this recipe while searching for lemon pancakes. I made this syrup tonight and it is heavenly. It will be a regular in our house.

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  9. Delicious! The syrup and pancakes are so light! This is a new family favorite.

  10. Pinning this!! Meyer lemons are amazing. This syrup is right up my ally. (I have a Pinterest Board dedicated to lemons….)

  11. This does sounds heavenly

  12. This looks amazing. I'm quite addicted to anything Meyer Lemon themed!