Last updated on September 20th, 2019
Love strawberry sauce? Make this homemade 3 ingredients fresh strawberry sauce recipe in 15 minutes. You will never go back to the bottled sauces from the stores, yep nothing like homemade! Pour over your pancakes, waffles, toasts or if you are like me just eat it by spoons! Here is how to make best strawberry sauce at home.
There are strawberries everywhere in markets and strawberry sauce recipe is one of the best ways to consume seasonal berries.
This homemade strawberry sauce recipe is ridiculously easy with 3 ingredients and 15 minutes o your time. Result? A jar of clean, yummy and flavorful your own strawberry sauce with no colorants and preservatives.
Strawberry sauce is the best breakfast topping and it just elevates the taste of pancakes and waffles.But that is not all. You will love this sauce as topping on ice creams, use it to build your sundaes, falooda, use as cake topping, mix with your morning cereal, serve with muffins like apple muffins, carrot muffins or top your vanilla cupcake.
So with all these uses let us quickly make some homemade strawberry sauce, shall we? Let’s get into the ingredients.
Ingredients You Will Need
Three ingredients are you need for this yummy sauce.
Ripe, plump and sweet berries are what you need for making this sauce. I prefer to use fresh strawberries for sauce, compote and jam. You can very well use frozen berries. Please see instructions as you read on.
This time I have used raw cane sugar. Always adjust sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit. You can use granulated while sugar, coconut sugar, palm sugar, agave also in this recipe.
Also do keep in mind how you are going to use this sauce. If you are going to use strawberry sauce as cake topping or cheese cake topping or on ice cream, you might want to make the sauce less sweet. On the other hand if you are using it as breakfast topping with minimally sweet waffles or pancakes, you can add a bit more sugar in the sauce.
Totally add lemon juice to round off the flavors. It also cuts the sweetness and balances the taste. In the absence of lemon juice you can use lime juice or even orange juice. Citric acid in lemon also keeps the sauce well acting as natural preservative.
That’s it. This recipe does not use cornflour to thicken the sauce. The sauce thickens beautifully on its own. No need for cornflour. It leaves a pasty aftertaste.
How To Make Strawberry Sauce Step by Step
Clean, wipe and hull the strawberries. Cut each berry into half or quarters. Measure the chopped berries. For 2 cups of chopped berries you can add 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar.
Add the chopped berries and sugar in a heavy pan.
Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes in medium flame. Mash the berries with a ladle as you cook.
Once the sauce is thickened and glossy add lemon juice and remove from flame.
Cool to room temperature before serving.
Serve as breakfast or dessert topping.
Strawberry Sauce With Splenda
If you want to avoid sugar altogether you can easily make this strawberry sauce with splenda. Just replace sugar with splenda and follow the recipe
Strawberry Sauce With Rhubarb
Add 2-3 small pieces of rhubarb for a sauce with strong tart taste and flavor. You can start with a small piece for mild flavor.
With Frozen Berries
The recipe remains the same or fresh or frozen berries. Do not thaw the frozen berries as they will start to bleed. Just add the whole berries and sugar into the pan and start cooking. Frozen berries take a bit more of time to cook. So you might want to cook for 15-18 minutes.
How long will strawberry sauce keep?
This sauce keeps well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Transfer any leftover sauce to a clean dry jar with tight lid. Store in refrigerator.
How To Use Strawberry Sauce?
Top Tips for Best Strawberry Sauce
Always taste the berries for sweetness before adding sugar.
For smooth sauce you can finely chop the berries or even pulse it in the mixer.
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Strawberry Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Clean, wipe and hull the strawberries. Cut each berry into half or quarters. Measure the chopped berries. For 2 cups of chopped berries you can add 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar.
- Add the chopped berries and sugar in a heavy pan. Mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes in medium flame. Mash the berries with a ladle as you cook.
- Once the sauce is thickened and glossy add lemon juice and remove from flame. Cool to room temperature before serving. Serve as breakfast or dessert topping.