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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

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Cook's Note

Fruit can be refrigerated for up to 3 months.

Directions

  1. Step 1

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

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2009

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