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Keeping It Sweet All Week

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | September 15th, 2017 | Friday Flashback
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Sweetness doesn’t get much easier than this.

Perhaps you saw Monday’s recipe for Margarita Cake and thought it looked delicious, but it was too much work. Maybe when you saw Wednesday’s Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, you thought, “Eh, not my thing.” Now it’s Friday, and you’d really like some sort of sweet treat and don’t know what to do. Let me help.

Let me state that you don’t need to buy the aforementioned sweet treat. You can make it yourself, and it doesn’t need to be laborious. It doesn’t even have to include turning on the oven. You make a deliciously sweet treat with just some slicing and stirring. Allow me to reintroduce you to macerated fruit.

Yes, macerated fruit sounds fancy (or funny, depending on your perspective), but it really just is a simple preparation. Take fruit of choice, and slice it. Place it in a bowl and sprinkle it with sugar or a liqueur, and in no time you have macerated fruit.

This fruit then can be eaten as is. For those that want to put forth a tiny bit of effort, you can serve it atop a scoop of ice cream. For those of you that want to exert more energy than that, you can bake some shortcakes or pound cake as a base. You even could buy the aforementioned cakes, if that seems the route for you. Whatever you choose, you have a delicious, homemade fruit topping that’s ready to go.

To get started, check out the recipe for Macerated Fruit, and let the creativity begin.

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