Macerated Berries

As you have likely discovered, fresh fruits have essentially no shelf life. Fortunately, especially if you have little ones, you probably don’t have to even worry about the berries making it all the way home from your pick up!

To make the most of your fruit, try a technique known as maceration. Simply chop the fruit into small pieces, sprinkle with sugar and toss with a splash of alcohol.  This
will soften the fruit but preserve it some.  The water will be drawn from the fruit by the sugar, intensifying the flavor.  The alcohol…well, we don’t know what it does, but that’s what the chef said to do. Grand Marnier works well with strawberries. For a quart of strawberries, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp alcohol will do.

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