Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper

3 1/4 lbs. cleaned hulled strawberries
4 1/2 c sugar
1 T lemon juice
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1 t freshly ground black pepper, coarsely ground
pectin of choice

Makes about 8 half-pint jars

Crush berries with potato masher.  Cook with sugar to rolling boil, add pectin as directed.  Stir in balsamic vinegar and black pepper.  Jar and seal 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.  Enjoy!

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