The beauty of this simple macerated strawberries recipe is that it provides a way to add life to berries that aren't ripe enough or are a bit past their prime. A sprinkle of sugar and a drizzle of lemon juice transforms a ho-hum package of strawberries into a flavorful, juicy treat worthy of adding to your favorite desserts. Try the lightly sweetened, fresh strawberry sauce on sponge cake, ice cream, or yogurt; your imagination is the limit!
- 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced or chopped
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Toss the strawberries with the sugar and lemon juice and allow them to marinate in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
- Serve the macerated strawberries over sponge cake, pound cake, ice cream, or yogurt.