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Off-the-Shelf Recipes: Balsamic Berries

All you need are two basic pantry staples — balsamic vinegar and sugar — to transform fresh berries into this easy, elegant dessert.
You'll love this easy and elegant twist on fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Berries and vinegar? If you’re a bit skeptical, don't worry: The mellow-sweet combination comes together for a truly delicious taste.
The best part is that this super-fast recipe uses two pantry staples — balsamic vinegar and sugar — that you can literally keep on hand for years. 
And that means you can enjoy these delectable berries whenever you please.
Serves 4

2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries or raspberries (either one or in combination), rinsed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
1.      Place the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in a non-metal bowl.
2.      Sprinkle the berries with the balsamic vinegar and sugar.
3.      Stir gently to coat and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
4.      Divide the berries among 4 single-size serving dishes.
Tip: These berries also make a delicious topping for ice cream, pound cake or shortbread.

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