If there's one technique you need to learn for delicious desserts, it's how to macerate strawberries!
Maceration is one of the handiest and simplest techniques to bring our the flavor and color of slightly underripe strawberries. Plus, they release enough juice to make the best strawberry sauce ever.
All you need for macerated strawberries is time and sugar. :)
In this case, I used about 1/4 cup of sugar and a 1/2 quart of strawberries and let them sit overnight.
It's best to use at least 2 tablespoons sugar per cup of berries and increase the amount based on the tartness of the berries. Some of mine were pretty tart and I wanted them to be nice and sweet.
You'll also need covered place to store them in the fridge - I always use a glass bowl and plastic wrap.