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Macerated Strawberries

Macerated strawberries make a simple, yet delicious addition to so many dessert recipes. Fresh strawberries release their juices for even greater sweetness.
Prep Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macerated strawberries, macerated strawberries with balsamic vinegar, macerated strawberries with citrus juices, macerated strawberries with grand marnier, strawberries, sweetened strawberries
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 pint 1 pound, 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Macerated Strawberries with Grand Marnier

  • reduce sugar to 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

Macerated Strawberries with Citrus Juice

  • reduce sugar to 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or orange juice

Macerated Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

  • reduce sugar to 1 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  • Wash, hull, and slice strawberries and place into a large glass bowl. Stir in sugar and allow to stand for 30 minutes for strawberries to release their natural juices, but not so long that they begin to become mush.
  • If using Grand Marnier, citrus juice or balsamic vinegar, add at the same time as sugar.