Strawberries and Oranges in Syrup

Strawberries and Oranges in Syrup

Time: 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs strawberries (about 2 pints)
  • 4 oranges

Directions

  • 1 Bring water and sugar to a boil and cook until clear and sugar is dissolved (2-3 minutes). Let syrup cool briefly and add basil. Set aside to steep and cool.
  • 2 Wash strawberries, removing and discarding caps and then cut into quarters (or sixths if you have huge berries).
  • 3 Cut away the orange peel from the oranges, and then cut oranges into sections.
  • 4 Put the strawberries and orange pieces (and orange juice) in a bowl. Toss. Pour syrup over fruit. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
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