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Homemade Strawberry Sauce. This easy to make sauce is perfect for pouring onto pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or pretty much any dessert you can think of! You can also use it in place of jam on your morning toast! Only 4 ingredients and a few minutes of your time needed!
This sauce is so easy to make, it only takes 4 ingredients. And it is probably one of my favorite things to eat! This strawberry sauce is perfect for putting on so many things! Drizzle some on your ice cream, or a yogurt. Use it on your toast or pancakes. The possibilities are endless!
I have a fondness for strawberries and love keeping a jar of this on hand.
How to Make Strawberry Sauce:
- Hull and cut strawberries. About 1 pound of strawberries will give the 2 cups needed for the recipe.
- Add the strawberries to a medium size saucepan. Heat over medium heat.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to coat the strawberries in the sugar mixture. The strawberries will start to make juice. Once you can see the juice start to boil, reduce the heat to low and continue to stir while the strawberries cook.
- After cooking for 15 minutes remove the saucepan from the heat, and mash the strawberries to desired consistency.
- Cover the strawberry sauce and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Pour the strawberry sauce into a container that you can seal and store in the refrigerator.
Ways you can use this strawberry sauce:
This dessert sauce is perfect for cheesecake, waffles, pancakes, ice cream, brownies, and yogurt.
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Homemade Strawberry Sauce
- 2 cups strawberries diced
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- Add all ingredients to a medium size sauce pan. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Once the mixture is boiling, reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, while stirring throughout.
- The berries will soften and will make juice.
- After the 15 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and mash the strawberries to desired consistency. Cover the pot and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Spoon into a jar and store covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Easy Process , I doubled the recipe. DELICIOUS.
Make a quiche from your recipe yummy.Thank you
Delicious added to Crepes .
I love this recipe. Would like to be able to can using water bath method? Would that work? I do this also with wild blueberries. I’ve even added rhubarb to strawberries for this sauce.
Hi CarolAnn, I am not a canner myself. But from what I know, this should work. It’s basically like how you would can jams I imagine. Let me know if you try it. And that combo of rhubarb and strawberry sounds amazing!
Can you thicken the sauce. Looks a little juicy . Would like to use it on cheese cakes.
Could I use alternative sweetener for this recipe?
I haven’t tried to make this with any alternatives. I imagine any granular sugar substitute would work. But I would avoid using any liquid sweeteners, just because I don’t know how it would do being heated.
I have made this sauce several times. I am making it now for my granddaughter. I put this on almost everything. This stuff is the BOMB. Thank you, Helen.
This sounds delicious! Can you freeze?
Yes you can freeze it!
How should you freeze it?
Hi Samantha, you can place the sauce in any airtight container, canning jars would work well. Once the sauce is cooled pour it into the jars, close them tight, and freeze.
Can I not mash the strawberries and use this as a strawberry shortcake kind of dessert?
You absolutely can mash the strawberries. And it would be delicious added to a strawberry shortcake dessert!
I mash and sweeten fresh strawberries then roll out sweet pastry. cut squares bake pastry and cover pastry with strawberries and whipped cream. So much better than those round store bought yellow cakes.
Waaaaay too sweet for my taste. I will try using 1/4 cup of sugar next time