Macerated Strawberries, can be enjoyed as is or as a topping for yogurt, pancakes or cake.Print
Macerated Strawberries – Macerated means to soften or sweeten by soaking in a liquid. It is the perfect way to sweeten strawberries that aren’t as sweet or ripe as you would like them. The sugar pulls out the juices of the fruit forming a syrup and turns a tasteless berry into a sweet one. I like to allow them to macerate for at least 45 minutes but you can also do it overnight in the refrigerator. The longer they macerate, the softer the fruit will become and the more syrup will form. These Simple Macerated Strawberries can be enjoyed as is or as a topping for yogurt, pancakes or cake. The perfect no-cook sauce for summer!
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 55
- 1 pint strawberries, chopped or sliced
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest, optional
- In a medium glass bowl, stir strawberries with sugar, lemon juice and zest, if using.
- Allow berries to sit for 45 minutes or overnight, stir and serve.
- As far as choosing which fruit to macerate, anything goes! Try peaches, nectarines, raspberries, blackberries, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
- Serving Size: 4