Berries With Pepper Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

An interesting combination of flavors. I found this while searching for recipes for the recipe swap.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely grate peel from lemon and put into a saucepan. Squeeze juice from lemon and reserve. Add sugar and water to lemon peel and heat gently, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Bring to a boil and boil until syrup turns a light caramel color. Remove from heat and hold pan handle with a cloth as mixture will splatter. Stir in lemon and orange juices. Heat gently, stirring to dissolve caramel.
  3. Stir in peppercorns and boil 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened and syrupy. Allow to cool 2 minutes, then spoon hot syrup over strawberries. Garnish with mint, if desired, and serve at once with half-and-half, if desired.


Most Helpful

*Made for Australia/NZ Swap #65* I cut back on the sugar, which apparently affected the carmelization -- never got very syrupy. I had sliced the berries a few days ago, so they were nice and juicy. Served afrer dinner with 1/2 & 1/2, and was pleasntly surprised to taste the peppercorns ! DH said to save the recipe and he will try it again with the next batch of strawberries. He put some on his cereal this morning, as well ! Thanks for posting, Elmotoo !!

NurseJaney June 13, 2012

Wow, you've got a winner here! The sauce took about 15 minutes to cook down. I halved the recipe easily. I forgot to put the mint in the photo, sorry! Loved the bite of the peppercorns!

Sharon123 August 08, 2006

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