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Bountiful Berry Sips Recipe

Served as a sweet appetizer or miniature dessert, these berry and wine infused sips will lend a touch of class and creativity to an engagement. —Donna Noel, Gray, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring strawberries and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until softened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds and pulp.
  • 2. Combine cornstarch and remaining water. Return strawberry puree to saucepan. Add the wine, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mint.
  • 3. Cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve in shot glasses. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 ounces equals 45 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.