This is my favorite time of year as berries are in full season, and an extremely versatile ingredient to work with. If you choose a berry that is still rather tart or not quite sweet enough, rather than dredge in mounds of sugar try this, as it works for me in cutting back on our sugar intake.
Wash and slice or dice your berries, except the raspberry as it will disintegrate with too much water or being soaked in water. Once you have our berries ready place in a bowl. Depending on how much berries you plan to use, you will want to measure out between an 1/8 to 1/4 cup of honey or agave syrup and pour over your berries and mix well to evenly distribute the honey or agave syrup. Place in refrigerator till ready to eat.
So next time your craving a ” strawberry shortcake” or “angel food cake with strawberries on top”, try adding a variety of berries, a little honey or agave syrup and indulge in a treat you can feel good about!