Strawberry Cabernet Sauce

3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (10-ounce) bag frozen strawberries, thawed and divided
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


Combine 3/4 cup wine and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat. Place wine mixture, vanilla, and half of strawberries in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Spoon pureed strawberry mixture into a large bowl.

Coarsely chop remaining strawberries. Add chopped strawberries, 1 tablespoon wine, and lemon juice to pureed strawberry mixture; stir to combine.
According to Cooking Light: This deep-red sauce is good served warm, at room temperature, or chilled over ice cream or pound cake. Use a good cabernet in the sauce. To save their flavorful juice, place thawed berries in a measuring cup, and cut with kitchen shears.