Mixed Berries with Spiced Maple Syrup, as seen on Simply Giada, Season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Mixed Berries with Spiced Maple Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings






Special equipment:
4 coupe glasses or dessert dishes
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the syrup, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer, discarding the spices. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the heavy cream, creme fraiche, 2 teaspoons of the spiced syrup and vanilla. Using a large whisk or handheld mixer, beat until the cream thickens and soft peaks begin to form (careful not to over whip).
  3. Divide the berries among 4 coupe glasses or dessert dishes. Dollop with the whipped creme fraiche and drizzle with 1 to 2 teaspoons of the syrup. Sprinkle with almonds, if using. Leftover syrup will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator in a sealed jar.