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Balsamic Strawberries

MAKES 2 CUPS It’s not uncommon to sneak a little balsamic vinegar into strawberry ice cream recipes to make the fruit flavor really pop. Here, a generous amount creates a tangy-sweet fresh-fruit sensation that tastes spectacular on its own, over vanilla ice cream, or atop a cake like Torta Sabiosa.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced


  1. In a bowl, mix together the vinegar, sugar, and lemon juice. Just before serving, mix in the pepper and strawberries.