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Bountiful Berry Sips

 Bountiful Berry Sips
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
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Bountiful Berry Sips (continued)

Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.