Balsamic Brown Sugar Strawberries

by jerseygirl on June 21, 2012 · 9 comments

Summer is officially here! It is really too hot too cook today but it’s not too hot to eat salads and fruit. As a matter of fact, last night’s dinner consisted of  pizza with a big salad and an appetizer of grilled bread, fresh ricotta drizzled with honey and homemade bruschetta. I’ll get to the bruschetta recipe another day as today I am in strawberry mode.

I have been buying strawberries by the boat load. Okay, I am exaggerating but at any given time you can find about 4 quarts of strawberries in my fridge. My friend Kate from Food Babbles made this wonderful cake with a balsamic strawberry filling and I knew I had to try some balsamic strawberries. I made a big batch and have been eating it  with Greek yogurt. It is wonderful that way but today I mixed it with whipped cream and served it on French toast. I think my daughter might have licked the plate clean.

I like these berries on the tart side but if you like things sweet then add a little more sugar. The strawberries can be served warm or cold but they are a little more runny when served warm. Once you chill them, the syrup gets really thick. What’s your favorite way to eat strawberries?

Balsamic Brown Sugar Strawberries
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Serves: 4
 
The perfect topping for yogurt, pound cake, pancakes, waffles or French toast.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, mix all ingredients together. Cook on low to medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes or until berries are wilted and liquid is a thick syrup. Can be served warm or cold.

 

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Kate | Food Babbles June 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Holy cow! This is my new way to eat strawberries! These sound delicious. I love all your serving suggestions.

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Lynda June 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

These berries look so good! I’ve been buying lots of berries too and like them anyway I can get them. I’ve always been addicted…………….

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Pam June 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I can’t believe I have never tried balsamic and strawberries together. YUM!

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Katrina June 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I really love balsamic, so I need to try this. I don’t think I’ve ever put it on fruit.

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Kim Bee June 22, 2012 at 1:04 am

Oh my gosh, I love this so much. I was trying to figure out what to do with all my balsamic vinegars I indulged in.

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Ramona June 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

All of it looks wonderful.

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Kate June 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I can’t wait till it’s too hot to cook here.

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teresa June 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

i’ve got to try this, it looks like such a unique and delicious way to eat strawberries.

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