Macerated Berries with Whipped Cream

Use any combination of the best-quality berries you can find to prepare this simple recipe that showcases the finest fresh summer fruit.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup berry mixture, about 1 tablespoon whipped cream, and about 1 teaspoon pistachios)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 145
Fat 4.5 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 24.4 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 5.1 mg
Calcium 26 mg

Ingredients

4 cups sliced strawberries
2 1/2 cups blueberries
2 1/2 tablespoons torn fresh mint
3 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
3 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted pistachios
Mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.

2. Place cream and sugar in a small bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon over strawberry mixture; sprinkle with pistachios. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note:

June 2009