Spicy Balsamic Strawberry Jam
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Serves: 1.5 cups
 
A bright balsamic strawberry jam and cilantro chutney bring delicious sweet and savory flavors to a vibrant spring cheese board.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds strawberries, hulled and chopped [around 3.5 cups chopped strawberries]
  • 1.5 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
Instructions
  1. To a pan add strawberries and granulated white sugar. Keep them like this for 10-15 minutes with the heat switched off.
  2. After 15 minutes, the berries would have released some of their juices. Now switch on the heat to medium.
  3. Keep stirring as the sugar melts. After 5 minutes, most of the sugar would have melted.
  4. Add cinnamon stick, cinnamon powder and keep stirring every now and then.
  5. The mixture will come to a boil around 10 minutes.
  6. Stir as it continues to thicken. It will start getting thick after 15 minutes of cooking. At this point, add balsamic vinegar.
  7. Mix till well combined and cook the jam for additional 5-10 minutes or till desired consistency is reached. Keep in mind that the jam will continue to thicken as it cools down so do not wait for it to get extra thick.
  8. Remove pan from heat, stir in black pepper powder and red chili flakes. Mix till well combined.
  9. Allow the jam to cool down, then transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/spicy-balsamic-strawberry-jam-cheese-board/