Poached Dried Berries in Simple Syrup
I love the convenience of adding dried berries to salads and yogurt, but sometimes they can be tough and chewy. Why not bring them back to their original, luscious glory? By poaching dried berries in a simple syrup, they become plump and easy on the palate, while retaining the concentrated burst of flavor that you get with a dried berry. This recipe uses a mix of dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries, but feel free to substitute your favorite dried fruit.
Makes: 3 1/4-cup servings
Calories: 156 per serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
3/4 cup dried berries (I use Southern Grove brand dried mixed berries with cranberries, cherries and blueberries, found at ALDI)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
Combine dried berries, water and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cool slightly and transfer to a mason jar or other glass container with a lid. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Now, how easy was that? Enjoy these berries over my Spiced Pecan, Berries & Goat Cheese Salad!