Vanilla-glazed strawberries

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Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
By shellacking strawberries with a vanilla-scented, buttery, sweet-and-sour reduction, you may well morph them into one of the most sophisticated summer desserts. Just remember the rule: If a fresh strawberry doesn’t smell like anything, it probably won’t taste like much. You'll also love that this dessert takes a half an hour to make, and you only need five ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry or refrigerator. After mixing together the strawberries, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract, and butter in a baking dish, let everything bake away in the oven until softened and bubbly, which takes just 20 minutes, and your gorgeous-looking dessert is ready to go.

Ingredients

strawberries

4 cup(s), stemmed

dark brown sugar

2 Tbsp, unpacked

balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp, white

vanilla extract

2 tsp

unsalted butter

2 tsp, melted

Instructions

  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix strawberries, sugar, vinegar, vanilla and melted butter in a 9-inch square baking dish. Bake until strawberries are soft and sauce is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Serving size: 1/2 cup

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