Macerated Fruit

Vanessa LaBranche, Project Bread

School Breakfast

School Breakfast Recipe

Macerated Fruit

Macerated fruit is a simplistic way of extracting the natural juices with the addition of sugar and lemon juice. As the fruit sits, it softens and the juices naturally come out, creating a beautiful sauce that still clings on with the fruit. Try this as a topping on pancakes, yogurt parfaits and even in savory applications such as grilled chicken or fish.

YIELD: 60 SERVINGS (1/2 cup per serving)


7 ½ pounds of mixed fresh fruit (Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

1 ¼ cups of sugar

 ½ cup of fresh lemon juice


  1. Place the fruit into a large non-reactive bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to coat evenly.
  2. Allow to stand for 30 minutes up to an hour. Use immediately or place into a container with a lid until ready to serve.


Calories: 42 calories  Saturated Fat:  0.21g  Sodium: 0.75 mg  Carbohydrate: 10g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location. 

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