Strawberry Soup with Balsamic Reduction


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Soups and Stews

Soups and Stews

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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Balsamic vinegar is a natural partner for strawberries; reduced to a syrup-like consistency, it adds a pleasant punch of acidity, bringing out the fruit’s natural tartness. Semisweet white wine and woodsy rosemary round out this delectable dessert soup.


  • 1 cup semisweet white wine, such as Riesling
  • 1 cup sugar
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  1. Combine wine, sugar, and 1½ cups water in a 2-qt. saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 1–2 minutes. Transfer syrup to a blender and add rosemary and salt; let cool and then discard rosemary. Add 14 strawberries and purée until smooth, then strain soup through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Slice remaini