Let me take you down...

I go to the Farmer's Market every weekend to get my supply of fresh fruit and veggies and I can never pass up red, ripe strawberries. Those juicy little suckers call to me... despite my Mum often whispering in my ear "yooooou knooooow you still have 2 baskets uneaten."

So here's what I do when I have an over abundance...

Shelly's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping

1 1/2 cups fresh Strawberries, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I use Vanilla)

Cook berries over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Mashing to desired consistency. Remove from heat. Add Syrup.

Pour into sterile jam jar (boil for 15 minutes to sterilize). Keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks or if you want to have it longer just can it.

This makes a great topping for "ricottage" or cottage cheese pancakes, cottage cheese, Fage Greek yogurt, it's excellent on top of my Strawberry Ricotta Custard or a sauce for fruit salad or dipping grilled fruit kabobs.

;) It also makes a great Strawberry Margarita

Shelly's Strawberry Margarita

2 cups Ice
1/2 cup Shelly's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping
1 cup Tequila (the good stuff - my choice: Patron Silver)
1 Lime, juiced
Splash of Orange Juice

Blend in blender till smooth.

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