Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

by | Apr 18, 2016 | All, Appetizers, Desserts

One bite of these super simple Balsamic Roasted Strawberries, and you’ll be finding ways to eat them morning, noon and night! 

The sky is the limit for how you can use these easy Balsamic Roasted Strawberries - from crostini with goat cheese & basil to ice cream sundaes! Works equally well with fresh berries & those that are nearly past their prime. It’s your lucky day, friends! I have a ridiculously simple recipe to share with you that can be used at any meal, morning, noon or night. Are you intrigued yet?

Any recipe that is easily adaptable is a winner in my book, and these Balsamic Roasted Strawberries take top honors for their usefulness. Fresh strawberries are all over the grocery stores right now. And even though they are not the perfectly ripe, luscious berries of summer, their ruby red color and sweet scent is enticing enough for me to pretend that warmer weather is at my doorstep. 

If you’ve never tried combining strawberries and balsamic vinegar, you are in for a treat. The sweet berries are a perfect partner for the tangy balsamic vinegar, which reduces while it cooks. Did I mention their versatility? I can totally see these berries gracing a bowl of Greek yogurt, swirled into oatmeal, dripping off a freshly baked muffin or on spooned on top of grilled chicken. VER-SA-TILE!

These babies are also an instant crowd-pleaser when entertaining. Take slices of crusty baguette, slather them with goat cheese and top with roasted strawberries and slivered basil. Or if you prefer to save the berry goodness for dessert, pour a healthy serving over your favorite vanilla ice cream. Of course, I won’t judge you if you choose to eat them warm from the oven (like someone who shall remain nameless).

So let’s review:

1) Strawberries are readily available in stores right now,  

2) this recipe is super easy to prepare, and

3) these Balsamic Roasted Strawberries can be used in tons of ways. 

What are you waiting for? Get to the store and stock up on berries because you’re going to want to make enough of these Balsamic Roasted Strawberries to enjoy all week long! 

Tip: This recipe is great with fresh berries, but it also works equally well with berries that are just a little past their prime.
The sky is the limit for how you can use these easy Balsamic Roasted Strawberries - from crostini with goat cheese & basil to ice cream sundaes! Works equally well with fresh berries & those that are nearly past their prime.

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries on top of slices of baguette with goat cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Once you try these balsamic roasted strawberries, you'll be searching for excuses to eat them at every meal!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 11/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons good quality, aged balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Hull strawberries and cut in halves or quarters. Place berries in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle berries with sugar and drizzle vinegar on top. Carefully stir together.
  4. Roast for 45 minutes or until vinegar is reduced and thickened and syrupy. Stirring once while roasting.

Notes

Use a high-quality aged balsamic vinegar. It makes a huge difference!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

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48 Comments

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    These look awesome–especially on ice cream! Great recipe.

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      They are my new food crush. Love them on just about anything!

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    So simple and versatile! I know what I’m using my strawberries for next.

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      Thanks for the comment, Megan. Let us know what you think!

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    Ok, these look amazing! What a great idea for an appetizer to throw these on a baguette. I’m so doing that at my next get together. I hope the snow is melting and that you are getting some warmer temps. My brother-in-law called me last week and face timed me only to show me the blizzard he was driving home in. It looked like the middle of winter. I just picked up a batch of super ripe, local strawberries yesterday and I have to tell you they are amazing! It’s such a short season, but it’s so good! Have a great weekend 🙂

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      Hi Jackie, they are soooo yummy. Hope you enjoy them with those local berries. I’m looking forward to experimenting with them again when fresh berry season finally arrives here. There is hope….70s this weekend! Can’t come soon enough for me. Happy Friday!

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    If you put this is jars like you would jam do you think the preserving process would be the same? Would love to make a large batch and keep some.

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      Hi Rachel, I’m not a canning expert, so I cannot offer you any advice on this topic, but try a google search and see what you find. Good luck! I know I’d enjoy having these available in my pantry year-round!

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        Just wondering if you have tried freezing in in jars for later use ?

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          Hi Gail, I have not tried freezing these; they never last long at our house! But I’d be curious to hear your results if you choose to give it a go. Good luck!

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    Just made these for a girls night wine party I’m hosting tomorrow night. Can’t wait to put these on baguette with some goat cheese! Thanks for the recipe!!

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      Ooooh, girls night…can I come? Hope they are a crowd-pleaser. Thanks for the comment!

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    Made a batch of these tonight and they are AMAZING. I used half of them on a salad with spring greens, avocado, basil, and feta and the other half in vanilla ice cream and both were delicious. This might be my new favorite food! And just by the way, I calculated the calories and the entire recipe is only 227 calories! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      That salad sounds tasty, Laura. We’re off to pick strawberries today, so I think I’ll whip up a batch and enjoy your salad for lunch!

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    I’ve been using this to make Strawberry Ice Cream for a couple of years now. THE BESTEST!!!

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      Hmmm, that’s a fun twist. Will definitely have to try it!

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      Thanks, Nicole! It’s a favorite here.

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    I adore balsamic roasted strawberries. Adding them to ice cream is genius!!

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    I cannot wait to try this! I love the idea of spooning these berries over ice cream. Sounds heavenly! I also love the idea of adding it to the baguette and goat cheese. There’s some goat cheese sitting in my fridge just waiting for a recipe like this to be made.

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      I love that you can use them in either a savory or sweet way, Alexis. So versatile!

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    This looks delicious! I hope I have some decent balsamic vinegar because I want to make this right away. Just printed the recipe 🙂

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      I hope you do, too, Sandra!

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    This looks delicious, can’t wait to plop this on some homemade ice cream 🙂 Your food photography looks gorgeous too!

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      Mmmmm, that sounds so yummy right now!

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    Yummy – I am picturing a picnic in wine country with these, a baguette and some goat cheese! Thank you!!!

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      Invite me! I’ll bring the berries!

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    Hi Anna, I have just made a batch of these and I would like to know how long they would keep. It would be a great idea for Christmas giving to friends and neighbors

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      Hi Jean, Your friends and neighbors are so lucky! The roasted berries will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days. Beyond that, it seems to me that you *could* can them for longer preservation, but I’ve never tried this myself. Happy experimenting!

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    I need a stash of these in my fridge! So versatile and delicious.

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      I keep finding new ways to use them, Liz!

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      That’s one of my favorites!

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      Hard to go wrong!

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    This looks so good! I love putting strawberries on ice cream!

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      Me, too! The more berries, the better.

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      You’ve gotta try them, Allison.

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    I love roasted strawberries, but I’ve never put balsamic on there. I gotta try it

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      Such a good combo, Nicole. Do it!

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    Great recipe! I have the perfect balsamic for this!

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    What a gorgeous picture! This look fantastic!

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    I haven’t even gotten them in the oven yet and they are delish!!! So good. I’m going to try on english muffin with goat cheese (I have them). So easy, so good.

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      Enjoy, Tysh! It’s one of my favorite recipes when berry season rolls around.

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    This looks to tasty. I also mix strawberries in icecreams to make a new taste.

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