Homemade Strawberry Sauce

homemade strawberry sauce: lemonade, french toast, cheesecake, waffles...the possibilities are endless.

Does anything say summer time quite as much as fresh strawberries?

I doubt it.

That’s why I love this fresh strawberry sauce. As soon as strawberries start appearing in the grocery store produce section- sometime in February- I start making this sauce.

It’s super easy and contains only three ingredients, yet it has the ability to transform, and elevate, any dish you add it to.

The possibilities for this sauce are endless, really, but a few of my favorites are:

-add it to lemonade for a restaurant-quality strawberry lemonade

-pour it over waffles, french toast, or pancakes (especially these yummy chocolate chip pancakes)

-use it as an ice cream topping

-spoon it over cheesecake

-serve it with shortcake or angel food cake and homemade whipped cream

Homemade Strawberry Sauce

homemade strawberry sauce: lemonade, french toast, cheesecake, waffles...the possibilities are endless.

-2 c. sliced or diced strawberries

-1/3 c. sugar

-2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all ingredients. Stir constantly for 3-5 minutes, until berries begin to breakdown and sauce begins to form. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.

If you want a sauce with no berry chunks, you can run it through a blender or magic bullet. That’s what I do if I know I’ll be using the sauce for lemonade. If I plan to serve it over waffles or pancakes and want the sauce to have more texture, I just use a potato masher and break up the berries in the saucepan as they cool.

Store sauce in the refrigerator for a week or two. I doubt it will last that long.

homemade strawberry sauce: lemonade, french toast, cheesecake, waffles...the possibilities are endless.

I want to know: what will you do with your sauce?

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I'm a wife, a mom of two, and a high school teacher who loves to read, bake, cook, and be with my family.
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7 Responses to Homemade Strawberry Sauce

  1. Linda says:

    This looks absolutely LUSCIOUS! I’d love to have you share this at What to do Weekends Party. The weekend is all about having fun, right? This is a great recipe. Following also. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/04/what-to-do-weekends-17.html

  2. Amy says:

    what do you use to write words on your pictures?

  3. Lovely recipe! Do you mind if we post a picture and a link to it on our blog? We think our readers will really love it!

  4. Lori says:

    can you also use blueberries with this sauce as well?

    • Thanks for the comment, Lori! I’ve never tried that, but it could work. Depending on the tartness of the berries, though, you might want to add more sugar. Let me know how it goes!

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