Sweet Raspberry or Blackberry Vinegar

It is important to use the highly acid wine vinegar/or this sweet berry vinegar because it becomes so diluted by the berry juice. Without enough acidity, the end product could spoil; don’t be tempted to use ordinary white vinegar. The high-acid vinegar is available in specialty and gourmet food stores.


1-1/2 pounds raspberries or blackberries (3 pints)
1/2 cup sugar
1 quart European-style red wine vinegar (7% acidity)


Combine berries with sugar and place in jars. Fill with vinegar, apply lids, and process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Let sealed jars cool, then refrigerate for 3 weeks; then strain and bottle. Use on fruit, in salads, in marinades, and as a sauce component, especially for chicken and duck livers. It’s also nice, with sugar, as a light dressing for fresh strawberries.

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Makes about 1-1/2 quarts.

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