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Strawberries Brandi

Servings: 4
38 medium-size ripe strawberries, washed, stems removed (divided)
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur or 1/2 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup (about) granulated sugar
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Combine 6 strawberries, the honey, confectioners' sugar and orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice concentrate in blender; puree until smooth.

In large bowl, beat cream at medium speed until stiff. Fold in strawberry puree.

Roll remaining 32 strawberries in granulated sugar. Place 8 strawberries per serving into glass dessert dishes; cover with generous dollop of whipped cream-strawberry puree mixture. Garnish with mint leaves. Refrigerate any leftover whipped cream.

Makes 4 servings.

Note: If desired, or if berries are larger, berries may be cut in half. Coat outsides only with sugar.

Date: May 7, 2004