Strawberry Garnacha Preserve with an 8-Year Balsamic

This is a delicious preserve makes a great compliment to a cheese plate, bread or even over ice cream.
By / Photography By Jennifer Rubenstein | September 03, 2014


In a small sauce pot, reduce the wine over low heat to ½ cup.
Preheat oven to 450° and preheat a sheet tray for 20 minutes.
Remove the tray, line with parchment paper, roast strawberries for 30 minutes until the strawberries are caramelized and have juices.
Transfer fruit and juices to the wine reduction, add the sugar and lemon juice, bring to a simmer and cook for 15–20 minutes (warm honey consistency).
Stir in the balsamic vinegar and place the preserve in a quart jar, tighten the lid and let cool overnight.
Serve with whipped brie and baguette bread.

Recipe by Seth Elgar, No Coast Reserve, Bloomington


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  • 4 cups garnacha (sweet red wine)
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries (or raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (does not have to be 8-year aged)
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