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Macerated Fruit

Many holiday recipes call for dried fruits that have been steeped in alcohol. Make a batch in advance to have on hand, adapting the fruits and liquors to your taste.

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Macerated Fruit

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit (such as cranberries, cherries, golden raisins, and currants)
  • 3/4 cup alcohol (such as brandy, aged rum, Marsala, or sherry)


  1. Stir together fruit and alcohol in a jar. Cover, and let stand for at least 2 hours.

Cook's Note

Fruit can be refrigerated for up to 3 months.

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