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How to make a delicious homemade strawberry sauce for cheesecake, pancakes, and ice cream topping. Easy recipe using fresh berries.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for more delicious sauce or jam recipes?
- Homemade Raspberry Sauce
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- Quick and Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe
- Simple Blackberry Jam without Pectin
Kitchen tools you may need to make this Strawberry Sauce recipe
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.
- 1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- If you're using frozen berries, allow them to thaw first.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g