Easy Strawberry Sauce Recipe

This easy strawberry sauce recipe is bursting with the flavour of fresh juicy strawberries. Keeping a jar of this simple strawberry sauce on hand at all times is a quick and easy way to jazz up all kinds of breakfast treats and desserts!

Strawberry sauce in a white bowl.

There is nothing better than a freshly made easy strawberry sauce. There is no contest when it comes to whether or not you should make your own or buy it from the store. Homemade wins every time.

It’s a simple cooked strawberry sauce made from sweet juicy strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla. That’s it! It would take you longer to stand in the line at the grocery store than it would whip up this quick strawberry topping.

It’s thick, smooth, and deliciously perfect for pouring on your pancakes, french toast, waffles, and crepes in the morning, or using it as a topping for your cakes, pies, tarts, cheesecake, and ice cream in the evening!

Strawberry sauce in a white bowl with some on a spoon.

What a great way to enhance any treat, because strawberry is a flavour that pairs well with so many things! Think vanilla, chocolate, lemon, you name it. It’s so good, you might just find yourself eating it with a spoon.

How to Make It (Just 4 Easy Steps!)

Chop the strawberries into medium chunks.

chopped strawberries on a wooden board.

Combine chopped strawberries, lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar in a pot over medium low heat.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Then, add the vanilla.

Ingredients in a silver pot before cooking.

Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool. Enjoy warm or cold, it’s up to you!

Cooked strawberry sauce in a silver pot.

How will you be using your sauce?

Tip: The consistency of the sauce is up to you. For a chunkier sauce, leave the strawberries alone as you’re stirring. A medium chunky consistency will require using a wooden spoon to mash some along the way. For ultra-smooth, blend the sauce at the end until your desired consistency has been reached.

Ways to Use a Simple Strawberry Sauce

Below are just a few ideas on how to use this beautiful versatile sauce.

Strawberry sauce in a white bowl with some on a spoon.

FAQs

Can I use frozen strawberries?

You can. They’ll usually give off more water, so you’ll need to keep an eye out on the consistency. You might find you need to cook it a little longer.

How long will it last in the fridge?

Once it has cooled completely, this sauce will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 4-5 days, sealed in an airtight jar.

Can I freeze it?

Transfer it to a freezer-friendly airtight container and keep frozen for up to 3 months. It’s perfect for using up your summer berries and enjoying it in the fall or winter!

Can I use this recipe with other berries?

Absolutely, you can swap the strawberries for blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and blackberries, if you prefer. They all have a varying degree of sweetness, so the only change to the recipe you may need to make is to adjust the amount of sugar.

When you are looking to make an easy Strawberry Sauce then I hope you reach for this recipe! Enjoy.

Strawberry sauce in a white bowl.
Strawberry sauce in a white bowl.

Easy Strawberry Sauce Recipe

This easy strawberry sauce is bursting with the flavour of fresh juicy strawberries. The perfect addition for all kinds of breakfast & desserts ideas!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 cups strawberries (chopped)
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½-¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • In a medium to large pot add the chopped strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch.
  • Place the pot on medium/low heat bring to a boil while stirring constantly, stir in the vanilla.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let cool. Can be served warm or cold. Delicious over pancakes or ice cream.

Notes

Leftover sauce should be refrigerated in an airtight container. It will keep 4-5 days in the fridge.
Let cool to room temperature, then place in an airtight freezer safe container or a freezer bag. Will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 337mgFiber: 4gSugar: 61gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 128mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cooked strawberry sauce, easy strawberry sauce, strawberry sauce, strawberry topping
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4 Comments

    1. Hi Helga, yes you can, Let cool to room temperature, then place in an airtight freezer safe container or a freezer bag. It will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer. Hope that helps.

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