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Berry Medley

Categories: Fourth of July, Low-calorie, Low-fat, Passover, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Your favorite fresh berries in a light lemon syrup makes a refreshing summer dessert

Prep Time: 15M, plus cooling

Cooking Time: 2M

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 lb ( 800g) fresh strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries
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  1. Bring 13/4 cups water and the sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Stop stirring, increase the heat to high, and boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon zest and juice and let cool completely.
  3. Hull the strawberries and cut large ones in half. Combine the berries in a bowl and add the syrup. Stir gently to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Spoon into bowls and serve.
  • Prepare ahead: Chill the fruit and syrup for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Good with a large dollop of whipped cream.


Winter Salad: Use sliced apples and segmented oranges, instead of berries. For an exotic version, try papaya and mango, and use lime in the syrup.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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