Raspberry Vinegar Recipe
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Raspberry Vinegar

6 cups white wine vinegar
1 pint red raspberries

In a medium, nonreactive saucepan over low heat, warm the vinegar just until it begins to give off steam (do not bring to a boil). Put 1 pint of the raspberries into a fine sieve fitted over a sterilized 1/2-gallon clamp jar. Pour the warm vinegar over the berries and let it run into the jar, then add the berries to the jar. Allow the mixture to cool 20 to 30 minutes to room temperature, then seal and shake the jar gently. Set the jar out of direct sunlight and away from heat to steep for 4 days, shaking it every so often.

While steeping, the vinegar will take on a raspberry hue and the fruit will lose most of its color. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a large batter bowl (with a handle or into a large, nonreactive saucepan. Rinse the jar and return the strained vinegar to it. Rinse the bowl or saucepan. Dump the fruit and rinse the sieve. Dampen a flat-bottom coffee filter, then line the sieve with the filter and fit it over the bowl or saucepan. Pour in the vinegar a bit at a time, allowing it to drip into the receptacle. Transfer the vinegar to flasks or bottles. The vinegar should be ready to use immediately, with a shelf life of at least 1 year. YIELD: 6 cups

VARIATION: For Raspberry Lemon Thyme Vinegar, place 1 sprig fresh lemon thyme in a flask or bottle before adding the vinegar. Fill, seal, and steep out of direct sunlight and away from heat for 1 week before using.


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