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Strawberries with Vanilla Syrup

Juicy strawberries poached with vanilla and peppercorns make a deliciously simple, lightly sweet, and good-for-you ending to a summer meal. They are delicious on their own and also pair beautifully with creamy Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Peppercorns add a spicy note and a touch of heat.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries (halved if large), stems left intact (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 strips (each 2 inches long) lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, lightly crushed

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place strawberries in a heatproof bowl. Combine water, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, and peppercorns in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 1 minute. Pour syrup over strawberries. Let stand until cool, about 15 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2010

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