Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
Need a last minute gift for a Christmas gathering? Run out of ideas and extra cash? This recipe for Walnuts in Syrup could save the day!
Combine: 4 c (1 bag) light brown sugar, 1/3 c corn starch, 2 T maple syrup, 3 c cold water, 1 t cinnamon and 1t molasses if you have it, but it’s not a deal breaker. Stir using a wire whisk.
Fill 10-12, 8 oz jars with half or chopped walnuts. Firmly pack the jars leaving room on the top for the lid to close. I found these cute jars in Hobby Lobby for $2.50 a jar but they were on sale %50 off.
With a large ladle, fill the jars with syrup, leaving room at top to close lid.
These are great gifts for your hostesses or favors for a holiday party.