Bottle up this simple Strawberry Sauce to always have on hand. Use it as a finishing touch on everything from waffles to buttermilk pancakes, on top of cheesecake, drizzled over vanilla ice cream or spooned over shortcakes. It’s the strawberry topping recipe you’re going to use all summer long.
Strawberry Sauce Recipe
This strawberry sauce topping strikes the perfect balance of sweetness, without overwhelming your palate. Prepared with three simple ingredients, it comes together quickly and effortlessly.
With its summery sweetness, strawberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite desserts like cheesecake, ice cream, shortcakes, pie, or even Sunday breakfast treats like strawberry pancakes or waffles.
Fresh strawberries lend themselves well to making the most beautiful sauce that is easily stored for a short time in the refrigerator. It’s always a treat to pull out containers of peak-strawberry flavor and drizzle it over your favorite treat.
Ways to Use Strawberry Topping
Strawberry sauce is so versatile and can be used as a condiment in so many fun ways!
- Strawberry Ice Cream Topping: Drizzle strawberry sauce over vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream for the perfect fruity twist.
- Pancakes and Waffles: Top your pancakes or waffles with strawberry sauce instead of traditional maple syrup for the sweetest breakfast treat.
- Strawberry Sauce for Cheesecake: Add a dollop of this strawberry sauce on top of each slice of creamy cheesecake.
- Yogurt: Mix this strawberry sauce into plain or flavored yogurt for a yummy flavored treat. Top with granola.
- French Toast: Instead of syrup, use this strawberry sauce to complete your French toast breakfast.
- Crepes: Fill crepes with a layer of strawberry sauce, roll them up, and dust with powdered sugar or drizzle the strawberry sauce on top.
- Toast or Bagels: Spread cream cheese on your toast or bagels and top it off with a generous amount of strawberry sauce for a twist.
- Pound Cake or Angel Food Cake: Pour strawberry sauce over sliced of pound cake or angel food cake for a simple dessert.
- Parfaits: Layer in strawberry sauce with yogurt, granola, and fresh fruits and create the most appetizing parfait.
- Cocktails and Mocktails: Use strawberry sauce to add a fruity touch to your cocktails or mocktails. Drizzle it over the rim of the glass or mix it into the drink itself.
Simple Strawberry Sauce Ingredients
These three simple ingredients work harmoniously together, creating a strawberry sauce that is bursting with fresh flavors, and a balance of sweetness and tartness, with a smooth texture.
- Fresh Strawberries:
- Key ingredient for strawberry sauce, providing the vibrant flavor and natural sweetness.
- Choose ripe and juicy strawberries for the best results.
- Wash and hull the strawberries before using them in the sauce.
- Granulated Sugar:
- Adds sweetness to the strawberry sauce, balancing the natural tartness of the berries.
- The amount of sugar can be adjusted to personal preference or depending on the sweetness of the strawberries.
- Helps create a thick and syrupy consistency in the sauce.
- Fresh Lemon Juice:
- Enhances the flavor of the strawberries by adding a tangy and bright element.
- Balances the sweetness of the sauce.
- The acidity in the lemon juice also helps to preserve the bright red color of the strawberries.
- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best taste.
Strawberry Sauce Recipe Notes
- Measurement and Preparation:
- 3 cups of chopped strawberries is approximately 1 lb in weight.
- This recipe is ideal for using up leftover strawberries that may be past their prime, as long as there are no signs of mold.
- If your strawberries have a white appearance, hull them before using.
- Cooking Process:
- No water needs to be added to the sauce since the strawberries will release enough juice when heated.
- The sauce will reduce by around two-thirds as it cooks down.
- If you don’t have a food processor, you can use an immersion blender or a regular blender as alternatives.
- Blending the strawberries is optional; you can skip this step if you prefer a textured sauce.
- Variations and Storage:
- After the sauce has cooled, you can add freshly chopped uncooked strawberries to make glazed strawberries.
- Strawberry sauce will naturally thicken when refrigerated. If it becomes too thick, you can add a teaspoon of cold water to thin it out.
- Leftover strawberry sauce can be stored in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Indulge In Even More Strawberry Recipes
There are so many incredible ways to enjoy a strawberry filled dessert!
- Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
- Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
- Strawberry Froyo
- Strawberry Banana Dessert
- Lemon Strawberry Pound Cake
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
- Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
- Strawberry Mousse
- Strawberry Pizza
- Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
- Strawberry Marbled Pound Cake
- Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie
Strawberry’s Sweet Embrace
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How To Make Strawberry Sauce
- 3 cups chopped strawberries (make sure they are hulled unless they are red all the way through.
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- Add chopped strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil and immediately turn down to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.3 cups chopped strawberries (make sure they are hulled unless they are red all the way through., 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- Strawberry mixture will visibly thicken and change to a more vibrant red color, while most of the strawberries will break down.
- After 10 minutes, remove from heat and leave to cool. Add to a food processor or blender and pulverize until smooth.
- Refrigerate if not using right away.
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