Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

 

 

 

The strawberries have been in abundance at my grocery store this month and I have been coming home with large containers to enjoy. I noticed the last batch in my refridgerator was only about half way gone and looking a little worse for the wear. Wanting to use them up, I found this amazing recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Jam. It's not so much a breakfast jam, as it is a savory type jam, with a slightly spicy taste from the addition of the white pepper.

There were enough strawberries to make one freezer jar which I will keep on hand for the next time I need an appetizer. The sweet and spicy flavors will be so good, spooned over some cream cheese and served with crackers and a glass of wine. It's something unexpected, similar to pepper jelly, but perfect for summer with its delicious strawberry flavor. Enjoy!

 

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

 

1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced in half

1 cup sugar

2 T lemon juice

2 T balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

 

Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat slightly, but continue to cook at a rolling boil for about 40 minutes, stirring often and breaking up the strawberries. Jam is ready when most of the liquid has boiled down, strawberries have dissolved and the consistency is beginning to thicken. Carefully spoon into a freezer jar if you wish to store or use immediately when cool. Serve by spooning over a block of cream cheese and spread on crackers.

 

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13 comments:

  1. YUM! I want some of that right now:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  2. You are so creative. I love this idea.

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  3. Sounds interesting. I just put some cherry tomatoes in the oven for roasting to make a pasta sauce since they were looking a little worse for wear and definitely would not have been good in a salad. White pepper is used a lot here but I don't like the taste of it at all. Maybe it tastes different in the states, I don't know. But there's something off putting about it to me. Now black pepper, I use abundantly. And love balsamic. And strawberries, of course. A friend here makes onion jam so I'm hoping to get some from her very soon.

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  4. You had me at Strawberries and Balsamic!

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  5. This is definitely one I will have to try since we love balsamic vinegar in so many things. I wonder if this recipe would work with black raspberries. That is what is coming in season right now where we live.

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  6. I love pepper jam with cream cheese, so know I would love this one! Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. Too funny! I just made some jam and thought of making some with balsamic. Now I wish I had. Maybe the next batch.....

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  8. Your recipe sounds great! Strawberry Jam is my favorite!!!

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  9. Interesting and worth a try . . .

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  10. How much will this batch make; cups, 1/2 pints, etc.

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  11. Sounds yummy! I made a raspberry jalapeno jam last year that is fun like this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. That sounds like a good recipe! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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