Marinated Berries

  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons sugar

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, and seeds scraped out with a knife and reserved

Grated zest of 1/2 lemon

Grated zest of 1/2 orange

1 cup water

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 pint raspberries

1/2 pint blueberries, rinsed

1/2 pint strawberries, rinsed, tops trimmed, halved or quartered, if large

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vanilla bean and seeds, citrus zests, and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer very gently to make a loose syrup, about 25 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the citrus juices. Combine the berries in a bowl. Strain the warm syrup over the berries and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Serve.

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