Walnuts in Syrup

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3-4 cups
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Sweet and crunchy walnuts in a wholesome syrup sauce are perfect as an ice cream topping, or just as a sweet treat on their own. Refined sugar-free.


  • 5 cups seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup dark maple syrup
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 cups walnut halves (or chopped if you prefer)


1. Place all ingredients except walnuts in a medium-sized saucepan.

2. Bring the mixture to a light boil on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Let boil for a few minutes, then lower the temperature to medium-low and simmer for about 40 mins to allow the liquids to reduce, giving things a stir once in a while. Add walnuts and simmer for another 5 minutes.

3. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the mixture to cool off a little, then transfer into glass jars and cool completely. Serve over ice cream, cakes, or just enjoy as a treat. Keep the jars refrigerated when not using.