Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve

Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve

I love strawberries, I have been buying them by the kilos from my grocer and using them in everything. Baking with them, eating them just like that, making a jam, ice creams and then some where an idea hit me to use it with balsamic vinegar and then I saw Sonya use pepper with them and I knew that strawberry, balsamic and pepper is a combination that HAS to be tried.

I tried and loved it, we finished a bottle in a week then I made again and we finished it yet again, This recipe is a keeper I assure you and damn oh so easy... So I thought I will do a quick post with it.

And the jam is as simple as 1-2-3.

Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve
Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve
Strawberry Balsamic Pepper PreserveI love strawberries, I have been buying them by the kilos from my grocer and using them in everything. Baking with them, eating them just like that, making a jam, ice creams and then some where an idea hit me to use it with balsamic vinegar and then I saw Sonya use pepper with them and I knew that s...

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    Ingredients

    Strawberries chopped
    2 cups
    Brown sugar ( i used 1/2 cup)
    1 cup
    Balsamic vinegar
    2 tbsps
    Black pepper
    1 tsp
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsps
    Vanilla
    1 pod

    Steps

    1. Cut and scrape the vanilla pods to gather all the vanilla seeds.
    2. Soak washed strawberries with sugar, lemon juice and vanilla (both the seeds and pod) for two hours, they will leave a lot of water.
    3. At this point start to heat them, bring to a boil and reduce the heat.
    4. Add freshly ground pepper and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or so till it thickens.
    5. Add the balsamic vinegar and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
    6. Switch off the gas and let the preserve cool down.
    7. Take off the vanilla pod and put it in sterilized jam cans.

    Shelf Life - 1 week at room temprature, 1 month in the refrigerator, mine never gets past one week stage.

    Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve
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