Black and Blue Berries in Ginger Syrup

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 7 minutes; Stand: 5 minutes.

Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups) Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups blackberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup turbinado or granulated sugar
  • 2 (1-inch) pieces peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 (3-inch) strips lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups lemon sorbet (optional)
Preparation 1. Bring 2 cups water, 1/2 cup blackberries, sugar, ginger, and lime zest to a boil over medium-high heat in a saucepan, stirring just until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine strainer set over a bowl; don't press on solids. Reserve the syrup, discarding the blackberries. Then stir in the lime juice. 2. Add the remaining 2 cups blackberries and blueberries to the syrup. Serve over 1/2 cup lemon sorbet, if desired. Nutritional Information: Calories:136, Fat:1g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.0g),Cholesterol:0.0mg, Protein:2g, Carbohydrate:34g, Fiber:6g, Iron:1mg, Sodium:12mg, Calcium:44mg Lori Longbotham, Health, MAY 2008
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