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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Sweetened Summer Berries

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 pounds mixed berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, and hulled sliced strawberries (about 4 cups total)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Step 1

    Heat sugar and 2/3 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Add berries and lemon juice; cook, stirring very gently, until berries begin to release their juices, about 2 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer berries to a medium bowl; set aside. Continue to cook liquid until it has been reduced by half, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.

  3. Step 3

    Gently fold liquid into berries. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Divide berries and syrup among 4 serving bowls.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2006



Reviews (1)

  • 29 Apr, 2009

    this recipe was easy, simple and delicious... Everyone absolutely loved it...