Sometimes, simplicity makes the sweet things in life all the sweeter. Look at Roasted Strawberries. These little rubies of vibrant, jammy brightness accent and enhance anything they touch, whether served over ice cream, cakes, or just eaten by the spoonful. They have notes of deep tanginess and smoky maple in addition to their own sunny sweetness, making them a true culinary experience. Roasted Strawberries don’t ask for much, but they sure give a whole lot back!

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt, to taste
  • ice cream or whipped cream, optional, to taste, for serving

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Cut the tops off of the strawberries and then cut the strawberries in half vertically.

Step 3 –Place the halved strawberries in a large bowl.

Step 4 –Drizzle the strawberries with the maple syrup and the balsamic vinegar.

Step 5 –Add the salt and toss the strawberries until they are fully coated.

Step 6 –Arrange the strawberries in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Step 7 –Roast the strawberries, tossing them once halfway through roasting, until tender, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 8 –Serve with the ice cream.