Thursday, July 16, 2009

Homemade Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

This yummy sauce is delicious atop cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake, shortcakes and brownies to name a few. It also complements french toast, waffles and pancakes. For a fancier use, try filling homemade crepes (coming soon!) with this sauce and a smear of cream cheese for a tasty and impressive brunch dish. Sweet and fragrant, fresh strawberries are cooked down with sugar and balsamic vinegar until they are soft and delectable. You can make this sauce with fresh berries in the summer or frozen berries in the winter, and it can be stored in the freezer for easy use on another date.
1 10 oz. bag of frozen whole strawberries or 1 large container of fresh strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup slurry (1 part cornstarch, 1 part cold water, mixed)

Mix water and sugar in a pot over medium heat. Add berries, vinegar and salt, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered for 20-30 minutes until reduced by 1/3. Stir in slurry and raise heat to medium. Stir to desired thickness and remove from heat.


Miranda said...

Hey there,

I love strawberries and this is a great recipe.
I even enjoy the Chicken Faijita with Guac. more...I LOVE LOVE Mexican food.

Great Recipes.

Happiest Belly on the Block! said...

Thanks, Miranda! I love getting feedback on my recipes :) :)