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Macerated Berries with Whipped Cream

Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup berry mixture, about 1 tablespoon whipped cream, and about 1 teaspoon pistachios)
Use any combination of the best-quality berries you can find to prepare this simple recipe that showcases the finest fresh summer fruit.

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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.