Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

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Cobbler and photo by Sarah Phillips © Sarah Phillips 
I added balsamic vinegar to strawberries and baked them for a fabulous taste treat!! The recipes comes from my Balsamic Strawberry Cobbler Recipe! The balsamic vinegar is great with strawberries; it brings out the berries' beautiful color and truly enhances their flavor. Balsamic vinegar also has a slightly sweet taste and gives the strawberries an extra surprising ZING! I got a new one I wanted to try called De Nigris "I Fruttati" Balsamic Fig Vinegar, and it worked perfectly in this recipe! I would imagine that any of their fruit balsamic vinegars or any regular balsamic vinegar would work!! The resulting strawberry flavor was incredible!

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon lemon peel

6 cups (three, 16-ounce packages) sliced strawberries; slice berries and measure
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar; use an excellent quality
2 tablespoons butter, diced

1. Position an oven shelf to the middle and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 9-inch baking pan.

2. Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a medium-size, heavy bottomed saucepan.
Then, add in the cold water and stir until dissolved.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and hot.

3. Add in the lemon peel.

4. Stir in the balsamic vinegar.

5. Stir in strawberries, and remove from heat.

6. Pour mixture into the baking dish, and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
Loosely cover with a piece of foil.

7. Bake until the strawberry juices are bubbling, about 45 - 60 minutes.

Serve warm or cool.

In the refrigerator for a few days.

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