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Brandy-Infused Macerated Strawberries

Brandy-Infused Macerated Strawberries

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These Brandy-Infused Macerated Strawberries are the most simple Greek Dessert, made in 15 minutes with three simple ingredients: strawberries, sugar and brandy!

Indulge in the exquisite simplicity of our Brandy-Infused Macerated Strawberries – a quintessential Greek dessert that harmonizes the natural sweetness of fresh strawberries with the warming allure of brandy.

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In this recipe, succulent strawberries are gently tossed with sugar and brandy, then left to macerate for at least an hour, allowing the flavours to meld into a symphony of taste.

Serve these luscious berries with a dollop of Greek yogurt or whipped cream for a delightful finale to any meal, or pair them with other creamy desserts for a decadent treat that is sure to impress.

With just three ingredients and minimal effort, you can elevate your dessert experience to new heights of culinary bliss.

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I have been making this recipe for many years. In fact I have posted it on my Greek blog since 2008 and I don’t remember why I have never posted it on my English blog.

A few days ago, I made this dessert again and took some new pictures.

When I decided to update the post with these pictures, I found out that I had never posted it. So, here it is:

When I first made this recipe, I used a Cypriot V.S.O.P. brandy, which has long gone. This time I used an equally good quality of Metaxa brandy.

Ingredients for brandy infused macerated strawberries:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Good quality brandy


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Preparation: Begin by washing the strawberries under cold water. Remove the stems and slice them into halves or quarters, depending on their size. Place the sliced strawberries in a mixing bowl.

Maceration: Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the strawberries, ensuring each piece is lightly coated. Drizzle the brandy over the sugared strawberries, allowing the rich aroma to permeate the fruit. Gently toss the strawberries to ensure they are evenly coated with the sugar and brandy mixture.

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Rest and Infuse: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and let the strawberries macerate in the fridge, for at least one hour. During this time, the sugar will dissolve, drawing out the natural juices of the strawberries while the brandy infuses its intoxicating flavour into every bite.

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Serving: After an hour of maceration, your Brandy-Infused Macerated Strawberries are ready to delight the senses. Serve them in elegant dessert bowls or wine glasses, allowing their vibrant hues to entice the eye. Accompany them with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt or a swirl of freshly whipped cream to balance the sweetness with a hint of tanginess. For a truly decadent experience, pair them with other desserts featuring cream, such as panna cotta, mahalepi or vanilla ice cream.

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Brandy-infused Macerated Strawberries

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These Brandy-Infused Macerated Strawberries are the most simple Greek Dessert, made in 15 minutes with three simple ingredients: strawberries, sugar and brandy!


  • 300 grams fresh strawberries
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 40 grams quality brandy


  1. Wash the strawberries and let them drain.
  2. Remove the stem and cut them into smaller pieces.
  3. Put them in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Moisten them with brandy and mix them.
  5. Leave them in the fridge for at least 1 hour for the sugar to melt.
  6. Serve them as they are or together with whipped cream, Greek yoghurt or other desserts featuring creams, such as pannacotta, mahalepi, cheesecake etc.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 127Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 1g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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