I have had several people ask me how to make sugared strawberries for strawberry shortcake. Since we were having strawberry shortcake for dessert on Easter Sunday I thought this would be a great time for me to share this quick and easy Sugared Strawberries recipe. I love the simple strawberry syrup that it creates, and it bring back great childhood memories. One thing I love about sugared strawberries is it’s red!! I know that sounds weird, but not to me. I am highly allergic to red dye #40. Pretty much anything and everything you find that is red and eatable has red dye #40 in it and I cannot have it. You would be amazed at the thing I can’t have like boxed yellow cake mixes. So basically anything red is off limits except for these. I know I can have them because I made them myself. I cannot trust anything that I cannot read a label on.
16 ounces (1 pound) of whole fresh strawberries
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
Wash and slice strawberries removing the leaves and stems
In a closeable bowl (or you can put plastic wrap over your bowl) add the sliced strawberries and the sugar
Mix together well and seal the bowl up
Refrigerate for at least four hours.
Serve over poundcake, angel food, or even ice cream