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!
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.
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.
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.
🍓 Can I use Frozen Strawberries
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.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How to make Strawberry Sauce
Wash, hull and slice the fresh strawberries.
In a small saucepan, place the sliced strawberries, white sugar, lemon zest and 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.
- 1 lb Fresh Strawberries
- ½ cup White Sugar
- 2 ½ tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 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.
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.