Strawberry, Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper Jam
Add a little kick to your standard strawberry jam with the addition of balsamic vinegar and black pepper.
  • 6 cups of strawberries, washed, hulled and cut up
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or up to a tsp if your pepper isn't very hot)
  • 1-57 gram package of pectin (powder form)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Place berries in a large pot. Mash using a potato masher.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar and package of pectin. Stir into berries.
  3. While stirring constantly, bring the mixture up to a boil.
  4. Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, and bring back up to a boil. Allow mixture to boil hard for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in butter until melted. Stir in Balsamic vinegar and black pepper.
  6. Pour hot jam into clean, sterilized jars and either process in a hot water bath, or allow to cool completely before placing in the freezer.
Recipe by Faithfully Gluten Free at