How to Make Strawberry Sauce

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How to make a delicious homemade strawberry sauce for cheesecake, pancakes, and ice cream topping. Easy recipe using fresh berries.

spoonful of homemade strawberry sauce in mason jar

Fresh strawberries make the most delicious strawberry sauce for cheesecake, another yummy dessert recipe I’m currently working on. Of course, it also makes the perfect pancake topping, especially when paired with a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.

You only need a few key ingredients, possibly things you already have in your kitchen. You can also use fresh or frozen berries, your choice; I chose to use fresh berries for this strawberry sauce recipe.

One thing I love is that this sauce is definitely not too sweet. Let the berries flavor the sauce, adding in only 2 tablespoons of pure cane sugar. You can possibly even replace the sugar with honey.

homemade strawberry sauce recipe in mason jar with strawberry pie

Whether for breakfast or dessert, it’s an easy recipe anyone can make.

Tips for how to make Strawberry Sauce

First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients… You’ll need strawberries (fresh or frozen), water, lemon juice, pure cane sugar, and corn starch. If you’re using frozen berries, allow them to thaw first.

puree strawberries in Ninja blender for strawberry sauce
how to make strawberry sauce using simple ingredients, including pure cane sugar

Purée the strawberries using a blender or potato masher. Mix together the water, lemon juice, sugar, and puréed strawberries in a small saucepan.

Before heating, whisk the corn starch into the mixture. Whisking will ensure a lump-free sauce. If you want more of a strawberry syrup, you can use a little less corn starch.

Bring the mixture to a boil on low to medium heat and simmer for about 3 minutes, or until your sauce has the desired thickness.

mason jar of strawberry sauce for cheesecake

You can pour or spoon this delicious strawberry sauce on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, etc. I actually swirled most of mine into my cheesecake batter.

Looking for more delicious sauce or jam recipes?

Kitchen tools you may need to make this Strawberry Sauce recipe

Blender – You’ll need a way to puree the berries. You can also use a potato masher if you don’t have a blender.

Small Saucepan – You’ll need a saucepan to cook your sauce.

Whisk – Whisking ensures a lump-free sauce.

Heat-Resistant Spatula – I love my spatulas and use them for scraping the sides of the pan and easily keeping my sauce stirred.

Strawberry Sauce

How to make a delicious homemade strawberry sauce for cheesecake, pancakes, and ice cream topping. Easy recipe using fresh berries.

Cuisine Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions

  1. If you’re using frozen berries, allow them to thaw first. 

  2. Purée the strawberries using a blender or potato masher.

  3. Mix together the water, lemon juice, sugar, and puréed strawberries in a small saucepan.

  4. Before heating, whisk the corn starch into the mixture. Whisking will ensure a lump-free sauce.

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil on low to medium heat and simmer for about 3 minutes, or until your sauce has the desired thickness.

  6. You can pour or spoon this delicious strawberry sauce on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, etc. I actually swirled most of mine into my cheesecake batter.

How to Make Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry Sauce Recipe

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