Kristine's Balsamic Citrus Spice Strawberry Reduction

Photography By Kathryn Brass-Piper | January 01, 2014


Purée half of the strawberries. Slice remaining strawberries into quarters and add to puréed strawberries.

Combine strawberry mixture, balsamic glaze, sugar, zest, pepper, and cardamom in a small saucepan. Heat over low to medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking to pan. Remove from heat and transfer to medium bowl.  

Let rest for 1–2 hours for flavors to meld. Will keep well covered in refrigerator for 3 days.

NOTE: Villa LanFranca Organic Balsamic Glaze is available from Sapore della Vita. There are many ways to serve this. Try with mascarpone topped crostini, mixed into oatmeal, over arugula salad, along with soft goat cheese, with grilled pork or steak, or as a finishing touch to dessert.

Recipe courtesy of Sapore Della Vita:
Sarasota Farmers' Market; saporedellavita-com

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  • 8 ounces strawberries, hulled
  • 3 tablespoons Villa LanFranca Organic Balsamic Glaze
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • Zest of ½ orange, preferably organic
  • 1/8 finely ground black pepper, preferably Tellicherry peppercorns
  • ground cardamom
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