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Special Summer Berry Medley

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

12 servings

No matter how big the meal, folks always find room for this delightfully “special” dessert. With its hint of citrus and mint, this medley makes a light, pretty side dish at casual cookouts or potlucks. Best of all, it’s as fast and easy to make as it is to clean up! —Nancy Whitford, Edwards, New York
Special Summer Berry Medley Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sparkling wine or white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, bring wine and sugar to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for about 15 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Stir in the lemon juice and zest, vanilla and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, combine berries and mint. Add syrup and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 85 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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