1 tablespoon chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 9-inch baking pan in oven. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into melted butter; combine. Place strawberries, cut sides down, in pan; sprinkle with sugar. Tuck vanilla halves between berries in bottom of pan. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until berries are soft. Cool 20 minutes.
Remove berries from pan, and transfer pan juices to a small skillet. Add wine and vinegar to pan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat; whisk in chilled butter. Drizzle sauce over berries. Serve immediately.
Strawberries so tender they're melt-in-your mouth. The sauce is decadent: buttery and silky. I'd use a touch less balsamic and a touch more brown sugar. Nice hints of vanilla, but you might want to add vanilla extract at the end.