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Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup berry mixture and 2 tablespoons whipped cream)
Meyer lemons, available through May, have sweeter, more aromatic juice than regular lemons. To ensure the dessert doesn't get too tart if substituting regular lemon juice, begin with 2 tablespoons juice, and taste; add more juice if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quartered small strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 157
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 3.5 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 27 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 7 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place berries, juice, and sugar in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 20 minutes.

  2. Place cream in a medium bowl; stir constantly with a whisk until soft peaks form. Serve whipped cream with berry mixture.

Cook's Notes

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