Monday, August 20, 2012

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Roasting is one of the more unexpected things to do with fruit. Right up there with grilling. But both use heat to release and intensify fruit's natural sweetness. And they are both pretty easy and something really neat to do when you have guests over. It's not another pie...Although, you could maybe use these as a pie filling.

Roasted Strawberries
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2 pints strawberries, hulled
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp Espresso Balsamic

Your strawberries don't have to be at their freshest for this recipe, just not moldy. Hull and rinse them. I halved them, because some of them were rather large. Sprinkle with the sugar and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours.

Preheat your oven to 375degrees and transfer the strawberries and sugar mix to a large oven proof dish. Toss them with the Balasmic and pepper. Roast 8-10 minutes. They should be hot and bubbling but not too mushy.

Serve with ice cream, yogurt, cake. Imagine away!

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