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Help! Too much black pepper

lisavf Jun 23, 2013 12:45 PM

I am making strawberry preserves with balsamic vinegar and black pepper, recipe from epicurious. I read all of the reviews, and not a lot of complaints about the pepper. Well, it's really aggressive - to the point where I don't think I can eat it as is. I have no extra strawberries to add in order to compensate. Anyone have any ideas about how to mitigate the pepperiness?? I really would hate to throw it out but after just sampling the tiniest bit on a spoon, my mouth is still kind of burning. I like pepper, but this is wayyyy too much.

  1. ipsedixit Jun 23, 2013 07:01 PM

    Best bet is to thin it out with another batch of strawberry preserves that has no black pepper.

    If you don't want to make more strawberry preserves, try store-bought preserves.

    1. weezieduzzit Jun 23, 2013 01:00 PM

      I would eat it on vanilla ice cream.

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