Amaretto Strawberries Recipe – What could be simpler than this Amaretto Strawberries recipe – you could call these strawberries a boozy dessert! So simple, stunning, and what a treat. Give this delicious Amaretto Strawberries a chance during your local strawberry season.
This is a quick and easy-to-make, plus embarrassingly simple strawberry dessert that is sure to delight everyone you serve it to. The almond flavor of the amaretto liquor melds perfectly with the sweetness of ripe strawberries. Amaretto Strawberries are delicious over ice cream, pound cake, or even eaten plain. These strawberries also make an outstanding and tasty sauce for pancakes or waffles.
When purchasing berries from the grocery store, shop with your nose. Always pick the plumpest and most fragrant berries. They should be firm, bright, and fresh looking with no mold or bruises, and fresh green caps (stems). The caps should be bright green, fresh looking and fully attached. Berries should be dry and clean; usually medium to small berries have better eating quality than large ones.
- 1 pint strawberries, fresh
- 1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur*
- Vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly-ground (optional)**
- Almonds, slivered
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Wash and hull the berries just before you plan to use them. Prepare strawberries for serving by rinsing with caps still attached under a gentle spray of cool water; pat dry with a paper towel.
Remove the green caps (stems) with a light twisting motion or with the point of a paring knife (it is as easy as a twist of the wrist).
Either leave the strawberries whole or slice - your choice
In a large bowl, marinate strawberries in Amaretto liqueur overnight.
Serve over ice cream and sprinkle some freshly-ground black pepper (optional) and slivered almonds over the top.
Makes 4 servings.
* If desired, you could also use orange flavored cointreau.
** The spice of the pepper accentuates the flavor of the sweet, juicy strawberries.
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