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Strawberries in Red Wine and Black Peppercorn Sauce

A jar of these strawberries makes a unique and  fantastic Christmas or hostess gift!

Strawberries in Red Wine and Black Peppercorn Sauce

  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries
  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • Zest from 2 oranges
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, approximately 3” long
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for garnish

Clean strawberries and cut into desired size.  In a heavy saucepan combine wine, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns and salt.  Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced by at least one-half, about 15 minutes.  Strain and serve warm or at room temperature over the strawberries and garnish with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Makes 8 servings.

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