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Special Summer Berry Medley

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

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

  • 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.
  • 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. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.

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