*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                           Balsamic Strawberries
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      Pints         Strawberries
    4                    To 6 teaspoons sugar
    1      Tablespoon    Balsamic vinegar
 This is an exquisite dish created by the talented Mollie Katzen. She advises
 the use of perfectly ripe berries to maximize the effects of this
 traditional Italian treat. Please note that the berries may be sliced and
 sugared up to a day in advance. However the vinegar should be applied within
 30 minutes of serving.
  1. Clean the strawberries by wiping them with a damp paper towel. Avoid
 washing them directly in water as this dilutes the flavor of the berries by
 ab- sorbtion.
 2. Hull the strawberries, and halve or slice them. This would depend on
 their size. Place the berries on a shallow pan (10-inch pie pan) and
 sprinkle with sugar. 3. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to sit for
 several hours, shaking the pan every so often.
 If you plan you plan on letting then sit for more than 3 1/2 hours, they
 will have to be refrigerated.
 4. Sprinkle with vinegar within a half hour of serving at room temperature.
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