Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Strawberry Jam with Aged Balsamic and Black Pepper

Today's tried & true recipe is another great one from my sister's kitchen in Anchorage, Alaska. The recipe can be found on, A Big Mouthful, A Jam Class - Strawberry Jam with Aged Balsamic and Black Pepper. This is a new family favorite and rivals my other favorite jam, Strawberry Rhubarb. This sounds like a grown up jam, but everyone, including the kids, absolutely loves it.

Pictured above, the jam on top of my favorite bread, the best and easiest peasant bread ever! Alexandra's Kitchen "My Mother's Peasant Bread" 

I know it's mid January and strawberry picking season is several months away....SAVE this recipe and make it this summer! 

Strawberry Jam with Black Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar

  • 5 ounces freshly squeezed and strained lemon juice
  • 1 to 1 1/2 ounces aged balsamic vinegar
  • 4 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 pounds 10 ounces white cane sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the full directions, with great step-by-step instructions, please head to A Big Mouthful - A Jam Class

I found a similar recipe on epicurious with awesome reviews. The recipe has a 4 out 4 fork rating and 95% stating they would make it again. This recipe makes a smaller amount (you only need about a pint of strawberries) and also does not call for pectin. Strawberry Preserves with Black Pepper and Balsamic Vinegar. I hope to make this one soon, if I do, I'll be sure to share my results.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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