Berry Medley

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

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Berry Medley

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    Ingredients

    1/2 cup sugar 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    grated zest of 1 lemon 1 3/4 lb (800 g) fresh strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total:
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    • 1

      Bring 1 3/4 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.

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