Looking for something to up your desserts?  These Riesling Wine Marinated Strawberries are just the thing!  Not only are they delicious but they’ll make even a store bought frozen pound cake look gourmet.  It adds sophistication to a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream too.  Seriously, these strawberries will make just about any dessert look like you spent all day in the kitchen.

Summer is strawberry season so you’ll have no problem finding cartons of strawberries at very reasonable prices.  I make these strawberries many time every summer.  I store them in my fridge and use them to spruce up desserts.  A batch will keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days; and the longer the berries are steeped in the wine marinade the tastier they’ll be.  But do toss them out if the berries start to look brown and wrinkled, that is if you can keep them long enough for that to happen.

The best part of making these strawberries is that it is so easy!  So make a batch today!

Ingredients:

1 Basket of Fresh Ripe Strawberries – cleaned, hulled, and sliced

2 Cups Riesling Wine

2 Cups Sugar

1 Vanilla bean

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Directions:

Place wine and sugar into a saucepan.

Slit vanilla bean lengthwise and scrap some of the inside into the wine mixture then place the bean in the pot.

Bring pot to boil then lower heat.

Simmer the wine mixture in the pot until the liquid is reduced by 1/3.  Syrup will be thin not thick.

Remove from heat and remove vanilla bean.  You can save the bean to use later for something else.

Let syrup cool to room temperature.

Place sliced strawberries into your container, I use a Mason Jar, then pour syrup into the jar.

Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour before using to top desserts.  Marinated strawberries will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Use these Riesling Wine Marinated Strawberries to top ice cream, lady fingers, pound cake, sponge cake or you favorite dessert.  Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf and you’ve got a sophisticated looking dessert.

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