Fresh Strawberry Sauce
What a pretty color.
It’s almost as if mother nature created strawberries just for Valentine’s Day. They’re the perfect reddish pink color, a delicious sweet treat all on their own, and they’re even shaped like hearts.
Just wait until you taste the intense strawberry flavor in this homemade strawberry sauce. Just barely sweetened with sugar, and brightened up with a hint of fresh lemon juice.
This strawberry sauce is a delicious topping for just about anything. I’ve used it on top of vanilla ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, waffles. I’ve even stirred a little bit into lemonade to make strawberry lemonade. But my favorite would have to be on top of cheesecake.
It is easy to make, and your home smells delicious as it slowly simmers away on top of your oven.
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
- 16 ounces 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped medium
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a small sauce pan over low heat, add in the strawberries, water and sugar. Stir to combine. Leave simmering uncovered for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, smash the strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon to break them up. Continue simmering over low heat for another 15-30 minutes, until desired thickness is achieved. After it is done cooking, stir in the lemon juice.
- You can serve warm or cold. Will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks, and can be frozen for 1 year.
28 Comments on “Fresh Strawberry Sauce”
This was so yummy!
yea! Thank you!
Hi Natalie! I recently starting following you after your Jessie b take over!! You have great recipes. I was hoping to make this for my kids coconut yougurt, can you substitute honey for sugar?
Thank you so much for following along on Instagram! Love having you! You can absolutely substitute honey for the sugar. Or maple syrup, or coconut sugar. I personally love it with maple syrup the most. Will be delicious on coconut yogurt. Yum!
Aren’t these kind of homemade sauces easy?! My favorite is making this with frozen berries I have in the freezer when I’m making pancakes on the weekend! I love to use agave instead of sugar. Do you like sugar substitutes like agave, honey or pure maple syrup?! SO good…. Thanks for sharing :)
Oh my goodness, this looks soo yummy! Perfect for Valentine’s day. I like how you just added just a tad of sugar to bring out the natural sweetness of the strawberries. :)
I almost made raspberry sauce last weekend…too funny! The color is gorgeous and I love strawberries. It’s so versatile…add them to yogurt or to cake and everything in between. :)
Raspberry sauce is great too! If only raspberries weren’t a million dollars this time of year. Can’t wait for spring until I can make some!
Yum! This is making me wish for warmer weather. Gorgeous!
You and me both friend!
This looks so delicious! I wish that strawberries were in season here! It’s so hard to get tasty berries in the winter in Michigan. :(
Strawberries are my favorite, they make everything so yummy! I love the bright pretty color of this sauce, it looks gorgeous Natalie :)
Yum yum! Anything that has strawberries I absolutely love! This sauce would be perfect over crepes for valentines day without any color added! I’m definitely trying this out and thanks for your awesome idea :)
I never even thought of crepes Irina! What a great idea! Now I want to make crepes with this sauce and whip cream this weekend.
I’ve had strawberries on the brain this month! Valentine’s Day + strawberries. They just go together. This sauce looks amazing, and what a great idea to stir it into lemonade. Flavored lemonades are refreshing treats!
Strawberries and Valentine’s day totally go together. They’re like 1 in the same. It is super yummy in lemonade. You just need a little spoonful. Turns it a really pretty pink color too.
I bet this sauce would be great mixed into some yogurt for breakfast, instead of buying the fruit on the bottom type. Beautiful
It is super good mixed in with yogurt. I especially love it with greek yogurt and a little granola. Such a good little breakfast.
Oooh, strawberries — they go with just about everything! This sauce looks amazing.
Thanks Meg! This sauce is great on so many things. I can’t get enough of it.
Yum! I love this simple recipe. Way to get back to basics :) I think I’ll take this with a spoon.
Ummm, I ate a spoonful of this after I photographed it. Oops : )
Such a pretty strawberry sauce—I love fresh strawberry sauce over just about everything! Awesome that it’s so easy as well! pinned.
Thanks Sarah! You’re so sweet. If you can imagine, it tastes even better than it looks : )
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Strawberries are perfect for Valentine’s Day! I could eat this by the spoonful. Although it would taste delicious over a slice of cheesecake :)
Thanks so much Ashley! I kind of thought of you when I was posting it because of the pretty pink color. I definitely snuck a few little spoonfuls when photographing this.