Balsamic Strawberries with Crème Fraîche


Serves 4

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and quartered
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons
1 cup crème fraîche

1 Combine vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, whisking occasionally.  Remove from heat and cool completely.

2 Toss the berries with the basil and balsamic syrup in a medium bowl.

3 Divide the crème fraîche among 4 dessert bowls, top with berry mixture, and serve.