Strawberries Marinated In Wine

A simple way dress up this season's berries.

This is a simple and refreshing dessert to make your family & friends with all the marvelous local strawberries here in the Upper Valley.

Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday.

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Yield: 4 to 6 Servings


  • 1 cup sweet white wine, such as Riesling or Moscato
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1-quart ripe strawberries
  • zest of one lime, minced or slivered
  • freshly ground white or black peppercorns, to taste

  1. Put the wine and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the temperature on the stovetop and simmer just until small bubbles form around the edges of the pan, about 10 minutes. Stir.
  2. While the wine and honey are simmering, rinse the berries and dry them on a clean dishtowel. Remove their stems and slice in half or quarters, depending on their size.
  3. Place the prepared berries in a large bowl, then cover them with the honey/wine syrup. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Just before serving, divide the marinated berries between 4 to 6 serving bowls. Sprinkle with lime zest and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  5. Enjoy.

  1. Turn this dish into a refreshing summer drink by puréeing the berries in a food processor or blender after they have marinated. Pour the purée through a strainer into a cooled pitcher. Fill 4 to 6 wine glasses with shaved ice, then pour the strawberry purée over the ice, followed by a bit of fresh lime juice or another splash of chilled white wine. Serve and enjoy.
  2. If you do not drink wine, substitute white grape juice for the wine.
  3. This recipe was adapted from Seasonal Fruit Desserts by Deborah Madison.


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