April 27, 2011

America's Test Kitchen's Strawberries and Grapes with Balsamic and Red Wine Reduction

For my Easter meal I try to keep my dishes light ad not overly heavy. However, when I come to fruit dishes I always end up at a loss as to what to do besides a fruit salad or boring fruit plate. This year I tried a new recipe using a reduction from The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook.

This is the first recipe that I have made using a balsamic reduction, so I was a little apprehensive about how it would turn out, especially since it was Easter. However, the prep turned out to be very easy and the instructions in the cookbook straightforward and helpful. The ingredients are very basic and easy to find at any supermarket.

I was very impressed how easy this recipe was to follow and how great the recipe tastes. My two year old ate all his fruit and then commenced to steal all my strawberries as well. My mother-in-law had never had a balsamic fruit reduction before and she is now converted to the idea. However, my husband thought it was good, but a little bit of basil would have complimented the strawberry-balsamic flavor.  I would definitely use this recipe again.

This recipe can be found on page 441 of The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. It can be purchased on Amazon


  1. New follower! Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  2. Oh my gosh--that looks sooo yummy! I LOVE your blog and am following.


  3. This recipe sounds lovely, thankyou for your recent visit to my blog and for becoming a follower. Although I did not find you on my list so I was unable to reply direct to your comment.

  4. @LindyLouMac I checked it has me following you. Sometimes GFC puts me down as Ann Jones, sometimes Frugal in WV, so that might be what's it's showing up for you as. I think GFC has a mind of it's own :)

  5. Wow, looks so good and what a treat for your family! TFS

  6. Hello,
    I am a new follower. Please visit my blog and follow me back at http://my-2-cents.blogspot.com and bring some of those Strawberries with you. ;-)

  7. Sounds yummy! Thanks for stopping by & linking up : )

  8. Thanks for the reply, I have found you now and am looking forward to getting to know you as I follow back.


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