4 simple ingredients are all you need to put this sweet and tangy Strawberry Sauce together. This delicious sauce is a great way to make your simple dessert feel fancy, or add some brightness to your stack of pancakes.
The sauce is super versatile, easy to make and store, and a total treat for your eyes and taste buds.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- STRAWBERRY SAUCE INGREDIENTS
- HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SAUCE IN A PAN
- STORAGE AND REHEATING NOTES:
- HELPFUL TIPS & SUBSTITUTIONS:
- 🍓Try Some of My Other Favorite Strawberry Recipes🍓
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- The versatility of this strawberry sauce is a big win! You can pour some of it over your basic cheesecakes or sponge cakes, or drizzle some over your vanilla ice-cream or waffles.
- The sauce is a great way to get some vitamin C and fiber into your body. Sure, there’s sugar, but you’ll also be reaping the benefits of strawberries here.
STRAWBERRY SAUCE INGREDIENTS
- Lemon Juice
*see recipe card for amounts
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SAUCE IN A PAN
Step 1: Slice the strawberries and place them in a medium saucepan along with the lemon juice, water and sugar and stir together until combined.
Step 2: Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring occasionally then turn the heat down and simmer for 5-10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
Step 3: Remove from heat and allow the strawberry sauce to cool to room temperature.
STORAGE AND REHEATING NOTES:
You can store your strawberry sauce in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Remember to use a glass jar or a preserving jar for best results. If you have some leftovers, you can freeze them too.
Then, when you want to use the sauce, just set the jar on the countertop until it warms up a bit and reaches that pourable consistency again.
HELPFUL TIPS & SUBSTITUTIONS:
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries For the Recipe?
You can use both frozen and fresh strawberries to put the sauce together. Just remember to halve and hull them before you use them for the recipe.
How Do I Make the Strawberry Sauce Thicker?
Since there are no thickening agents added into the mix, the sauce will have a slightly runny consistency. If you want to thicken it, you can add a teaspoon of chia seeds or a little cornstarch slurry into it while it is still on heat, and give it a good mix.
Can I Skip the Lemon Juice?
Lemon juice really brightens up the flavor of the sauce, and balances the sweetness of the sugar with its tanginess. You can totally skip adding the lemon juice if you don’t have it at hand or if it is not your thing.
🍓Try Some of My Other Favorite Strawberry Recipes🍓
- 1 Oven
- 1 Medium Saucepan
- 4 cups Strawberries, sliced
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- Slice the strawberries and place them in a medium saucepan along with the lemon juice, water and sugar and stir together until combined.
- Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring occasionally then turn the heat down and simmer for 5-10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
- Remove from heat and allow the strawberry sauce to cool to room temperature.