Thursday, August 26, 2010


As you know by now, I am not much of a dessert lover. However, when berries are in season, there is nothing better to add to the end of a meal than a nice concoction mixing the wonderful varieties together. If you don't like blueberries, yes Mother I am talking about you, then just substitute more of the others. This makes about 4-6 servings depending on how large you make them so just make sure in the end you have about 7 cups of mixed berries.
1/2 vanilla bean
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pint fresh raspberries
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 pint fresh blackberries
1/2 pint fresh blueberries
For the Sauce:
Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. Scrape out the seeds and put them in a small pan. Add the sugar and about 1/4 cup of water. Simmer syrup over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low and cook about 7 minutes then strain and let cool and refrigerate until completely chilled.
Rinse all your berries and let them dry. Cut the strawberries in quarters so all berries are about the same size. Just before serving combine all the berries in a serving bowl and add enough vanilla syrup to lightly coat them. Toss gently.
You can add a small scoop of french vanilla ice cream if you like!!!!!!!!
So simple and elegant!


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