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Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve

Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Preserve is an amazing combination of strawberry, balsamic vinegar and pepper which can be made in bulk to store and tastes amazing with toast and muffins! 
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American, british, continental


  • 2 cups strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 pod vanilla


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


Shelf Life - 1 week at room temperature and 1 month in the refrigerator. The one I make never gets past the one week mark! 
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