The third day of Christmas treats is neither from my childhood nor a treat for children. This is a simple, adults only recipe, which really is almost not a recipe at all. However, it makes blackberries even more appealing than they already are, as I discovered at our Christmas dinner.
Yesterday, my husband and I spent our afternoon and evening at my brother’s house with a fun group of family and friends. As we always do at family gatherings, everyone brought dishes to share. We brought an appetizer (a fruit tray) and a dessert (a homemade cheesecake).
I prefer to make plain cheesecakes, so that people can choose whether or not they want to add a topping or extra flavor to their cheesecake slice. I have served cheesecake with fresh strawberries, caramel sauce, and other such garnishes. For Christmas I decided to make something more for the adults, as I knew most of the kids in the group wouldn’t want cheesecake regardless.
As I mentioned this really isn’t a recipe; it simply requires combining two ingredients and letting their flavors meld. However, the mixing mellows the tartness of the blackberries and adds a mild amount of sweetness. If you have a couple hours and don’t need to serve the fruit topping to children, it’s well worth the time.
To read the Day 2 recipe, click: Stollen.
- 1 16-oz. bag frozen blackberries
- 1/2- 1 cup almond liqueur*
- Place blackberries in a medium sized bowl, and allow to defrost.
- Add liqueur, and toss.
- Let mixture chill for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- *The amount of liqueur will vary, depending on how strong of an almond flavor you prefer.