Roasted Strawberries

roasted strawberries

I'm no stranger to roasted fruit. I know how intense fruit becomes when it's been sizzling & caramelizing in a high temperature oven. I also know how intense those thick, syrupy juices are when they burst out of the roasted fruit. I know because I'm the first one to dip my finger along the sides of the pan to collect the run off. Can we just have a moment to look at this? Thank you.

oh man

What I didn't know about roasting strawberries is that the seeds add a whole new dimension to the experience. Their poppy crunch is pretty unreal mixed with the tender, supple structure of the roasted strawberry. I think I might really like it! Wait. I really do! How does your house smell when you roast strawberries? Divine. It's like the fruit roll-up factory made a new Strawberry Pie flavor in your kitchen. A whole new revelation is waiting for you. You're gonna love it!

And we're off!

Get your strawberries together.

strawberries <3

Cut them all in half.


Concoction time! Mix olive oil, balsamic, maple syrup & salt!

something good is gonna happen

I used an balsamic reduction for this recipe.


Pour the mixture over the strawberries & toss to coat.


Spread the berries out on a parchment lined baking sheet and ROAST.

to the oven

40 minutes later you have this.....


Let's take a moment....

oooey gooey

to lick the parchment paper!

lick me

Put the berries in a dish.

roasted strawberries

Add them to your yogurt for breakfast! Or if you look up top, you'll see I spooned some on to buttered toast.

roasted strawberries

What are you waiting for?

Roasted Strawberries

Makes 1 heaping cup of strawberries

(recipe slightly adapted from Super Natural Every Day Cookbook)

  • 16 oz. medium strawberries, hulled & cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Take the cut strawberries and put them in a large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix the maple syrup, balsamic reduction, olive oil and sea salt. Pour mixture over the strawberries and toss to coat.

Spread a layer of strawberries on the baking sheet and roast for 40-45 minutes. Use the strawberries immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

***Shutterbean Notes***

-The original recipe calls for balsamic vinegar & port wine to be tossed in the strawberries at the end. I used a balsamic reduction I had in my pantry and put it in at the beginning of the roasting process. If you don't have a reduction, add regular balsamic vinegar and increase the maple syrup by a tablespoon.

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  • April 10, 2011

    I am going to HAVE to try this recipe out!
    Does the balsamic and the salt make them kinda savoury?
    Charis x

    • April 10, 2011

      the balsamic & salt bring out the sweetness and add a little tang!

  • April 10, 2011

    Just so you know, after I saw that you did this on Twitter, I purposely bought strawberries the next day with every intention of roasting them. I plan on it tomorrow :-)

    • April 10, 2011

      you always know how to make me smile!!! :)

  • elizn
    April 10, 2011

    yum yum yum.
    I can't wait to make this!!

  • April 10, 2011

    WOW That looks so amazing! I must try this!!

  • April 10, 2011

    I can just imagine how impossibly amazing this is - like baked jam! I can't wait to try it. I just bought the MOST amazing French strawberries yesterday at Chino Farm here in San Diego - I honestly had no idea a strawberry could taste like that.

  • April 10, 2011

    This looks FANTASTIC. Oh god. I love roasted anything. Do you think frozen strawberries would work? We don't have any good strawberries here in Buffalo yet!

  • April 10, 2011

    roasted fruit is where it is at! i love balsamic and berries. i think i need some for my yogurt!

  • April 10, 2011

    Okay, now, this is totally awesome! i tried the roasted strawberries from heidi's book and they rock. Now, please tell me where you got that lovely measuring "jug"? It's all sorts of awesome! Awesomelicious pics as always! :)

  • April 11, 2011

    How awesome. I have to thank Joy for pointing me in the direction of this post on Twitter. I've been thinking about roasting strawberries and wondering if it would work. Well, I've got my answer now. Thanks Tracy!

    Oh and you used maple syrup. Love.

  • April 11, 2011

    omg. i am picturing toasted whole grain bread, with a thick spread of goat cheese, then roasted strawberries on top.

    • April 11, 2011

      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY GOD. That is perfect!!!!!!!!

  • April 11, 2011

    Strawberries aren't in season here until June. Your post is like torture right now! I'm planting some strawberries this week. In a couple of months, I'm definitely going to try this.

  • April 11, 2011

    Those berries look fantastic! I just got home from the grocery store with some fresh berries (sadly, way up north we do not have local berries until late June!) and I'm definitely try out your recipe.

    How'd you make the latte art? I like the leaf.

  • April 11, 2011

    Maple syrup with strawberries sounds like fun!

  • April 11, 2011

    I just made ice cream with strawberries and balsamic (and chocolate) and love it!! The tang is addictive. Now I wonder how it would be if I were to roast them first next time... (p.s. nice latte art!)

  • April 17, 2011

    these were amazing! i went with the brilliant commenter suggestion to put on top of goat cheese toast. ridiculous. seriously. thanks for all your awesomeness!

  • April 23, 2011

    This is breakfast on top of French toast inspired oatmeal. Thanks friend.

    • April 23, 2011

      French toast inspired oatmeal??! Sign me UP!

  • These look amazing! I need to get in the kitchen now!

  • M
    October 17, 2011

    They're in the oven now! I waited so long to make this. So excited!

  • April 23, 2012

    I've loved strawberries with balsamic for years, but never thought of roasting them in it...pure genius! Now I just have to wait for strawberry season to begin :)

  • May 14, 2012

    I finally made this - so good! I want to put it on everything!:-)

  • Martha
    June 29, 2012

    Could you use roasted strawberries to make preserves or jam? Bought strawberries produce pale jam or preserves.

  • Barbara
    June 9, 2014

    Oh my God! Aside from how delicious this looks (definitely making it soon), your pictures are stunning! I feel like any of them would look great hanging on my kitchen wall! I love strawberries, I love red, and you just take an absolutely beautiful picture!

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