Strawberry Sauce

This Strawberry Sauce is perfect as a topping for your cheesecake, ice cream or even pancakes. Super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes.

strawberry sauce in white bowl

This super easy-to-make Strawberry Sauce makes a great topping for Cheesecake, Ice Cream, Yogurt, and just about anything else you can think of. Or you can just eat them as-is!

fresh strawberries
Fresh Strawberries

During Strawberry season, I always have Fresh Strawberries on hand. I typically go through a half-flat of strawberries a week. I have one of the best Strawberry Farms just a couple of miles from my house.

fresh strawberries in saucepan

These juicy strawberries don’t last very long in my house so I don’t often get to make new recipes with them.

This time though I told my wife I wanted to reserve about 1 pound of the strawberries to make a sauce that we could use as a topping for a new Cheesecake Recipe I was making.

strawberry sauce on cheesecake

Making the Strawberry Sauce is the easy part. It’s the hulling and chopping of the strawberries that take a long time. Hulling strawberries is the fancy term for removing the green leaves (aka the calyx) from the berry.

strawberry sauce in a small white bowl

Yes you can. Since I always have fresh strawberries on hand, I have not had the chance to make this strawberry sauce using frozen strawberries.

If you are going to make this sauce with frozen strawberries there is no need to defrost or thaw them out ahead of time. Just throw them in the saucepan frozen and follow the rest of the recipe.

strawberry sauce

You will need the following ingredients to make this Strawberry Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Fresh Strawberries, White Sugar, Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest.

  1. Wash, hull and slice the fresh strawberries.
  2. In a small saucepan, place the sliced strawberries, white sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Transfer the strawberry mixture to a container and refrigerate before using.

Printable Recipe Card

Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

This Strawberry Sauce is perfect as a topping for your cheesecake, ice cream or even pancakes. Super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 45 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Fresh Strawberries
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp Lemon Zest

Instructions
 

  • Wash, hull and slice the fresh strawberries.
  • In a small saucepan, place the sliced strawberries, white sugar, lemon zest and the lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer the strawberry mixture to a container and refrigerate before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Abby says:

    I love strawberry sauce and this one is the best I have ever tasted. I have used it on cheesecake and also in my yogurt. It is delicious.