Friday, August 31, 2007

Balsamic Berries

This is a simple but delicious dessert -- a nice blend of sweet fresh fruit with a slight tang from the vinegar. Good on its own or as a topping for ice cream or other desserts.



  • blueberries, about 1 c.
  • sliced fresh peaches, 1/2-1 c.
  • balsamic vinegar, 3 T.
  • sugar or honey, 2-3 T.*
  • pinch of salt and pepper (yes, pepper!)


Put berries, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a heavy pot; bring to simmer and cook just a few short minutes. Remove from heat, mix with peaches in bowl. Serve chilled or at room temperature, alone, over ice cream, with yogurt, or as a topping for other desserts.


This can be made with a variety of berries and fresh fruit. You may want to add spices: cinnamon or cardamom, for example. Experiment, and have fun!

*Sugar will simply add sweetness; honey will add a slightly milder sweetness with an overlay of honey flavor.

Cook, eat, dance, love!

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