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Fresh Strawberry Sauce

This lightly sweetened strawberry sauce is brightened up with a hint of fresh lemon juice for a delicious topping on breakfasts or desserts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 people, makes about 1 cup of sauce
Calories: 25
Author: Natalie


  • 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.


This can be made with frozen strawberries as well. Just start off with 1/8 cup of water, since moisture will come off the frozen strawberries. Add more water if needed.


Calories: 25 | Total Carbs: 6.1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.8g | Net Carbs: 5g