Simple Strawberry Sauce

by Marla on March 29, 2013 · 30 comments

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Simple Strawberry Sauce | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Oh wait a minute…I was just about to post an amazing frozen cocktail recipe. But then I realized that this Simple Strawberry Sauce needed to take center stage first. Be patient….the drink recipe is around the corner.

This fruity sauce can be used in gazillions of recipes. It makes the best pancake & french toast topper. Spoon some over your PB& J Oatmeal or Strawberries & Cream Quinoa Porridge.

It is also one of the best things you could ever lick off a spoon….

Simple Strawberry Sauce | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

I have been obsessed with strawberries lately.

Perhaps it’s the slightly longer bluebird days we have been enjoyed in Telluride, CO. This town is bouncing around with spring fever. Even though we are all winter lovers there is something exciting about the change of seasons.

Simple Strawberry Sauce | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Did you get to glance at my 60 AMAZING Strawberry Recipes earlier this week? Do check that out & prepare to spend some time over there. There are great recipes that are worthy of your eyeballs and taste buds.

You can make this fruity sauce out of any fruit you wish. Sweeten to taste with stevia, honey, maple syrup, agave….or nothing at all. Your choice.

Simple Strawberry Sauce | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Another nice thing is you can use fresh or frozen berries. You are gonna heat the heck out of them in a pan anyway. You will get a thicker sauce with the fresh berries though.

Think about using this sauce (purée) in your cocktails, mixed drinks and more. It is ideal for strawberry daiquiris!

Simple Strawberry Sauce | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Simple Strawberry Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings (makes about 14 ounces, 1 3/4 cups)

Simple Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen Strawberries, cleaned & cut in 1/2
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • Sweetener of choice: add to taste if needed

Method

  • Heat berries in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add water if using fresh strawberries. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer with the lid on. Berries will burst and become saucy. Let the sauce cool a bit. Purée in blender and add sweetener to taste if desired.
  • Notes
  • You might not need any water if using frozen berries as they have a lot of water in them all ready. If you need to thicken your sauce you can use some pectin, arrowroot or strain it in a fine mesh sieve. Here is a great post about how to thicken your fruit jam/sauce
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1 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 29, 2013 at 5:45 am

Love making this for pancakes and waffles and smoothies!! So much better than fake syrup. :-)

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2 Marla March 29, 2013 at 5:51 am

Oh yes indeed Liz ~ can’t stand those fakers either :)

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3 Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon March 29, 2013 at 5:59 am

This has my mouth watering! Yum!

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4 Maria March 29, 2013 at 6:04 am

I love making strawberry sauce. It’s good on everything!

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5 Tieghan March 29, 2013 at 6:07 am

I could put this on everything! YUM!

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6 Kevin (Closet Cooking) March 29, 2013 at 7:08 am

You could use a strawberry sauce like this on so many things! I can’t wait for strawberry season!

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7 Julie @ Table for Two March 29, 2013 at 7:27 am

gorgeous sauce!!! this is definitely healthier and much more satisfying than syrup :) i would much rather have this over oatmeal or pancakes than the junk you get at the grocery store!

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8 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 29, 2013 at 7:29 am

So many desserts would be perfected by this gorgeous sauce!

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9 Rosa March 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

Divine!

Cheers,

Rosa

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10 Nutmeg Nanny March 29, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love making homemade sauces like this when we have waffles, it really makes the dish more exciting :)

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11 Marla March 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

Agreed! These fruity sauces make pancakes and waffles waaayyy more exciting!

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12 Brittany @ kitchen::candid March 29, 2013 at 9:17 am

This looks amazing….I am thinking I might have to whip this up for our weekend brunch!

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13 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 29, 2013 at 9:36 am

The strawberry queen is at it again! This looks wonderful. Perfect over just about anything!

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14 Marla March 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

Ha! Been a bit obsessed with strawberries lately eh?!

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15 Jenny Flake March 29, 2013 at 9:36 am

It’s so pretty! I want to drizzle it on some of my pancakes from today :)

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16 Marla March 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

A great idea Jenny & I crave your pancakes :)

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17 Aimee @ Simple Bites March 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

Your colors in these photos just take my breath away, Marla. Beautiful.

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18 Jackie @ The Beeroness March 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

That looks amazing! I think I’d put it on everything.

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19 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Such a gorgeous strawberry sauce, Marla! I can see myself slathering this all over everything in the summer! Happy Easter!

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20 Traci March 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Strawberry sauce is a must! This is perfect, and I love all the pretty pictures. Strawberries are my favorite.

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21 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The best time of the year has finally arrived! I love berry season and strawberries are definitely not an exception :)

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22 Cate March 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I sure hope its a lava flow that’s going to be on the menu next! That might be the only frozen drink that’s even better than a piña colada :)

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23 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

I love the smell of freshly sliced strawberries! This sauce sounds fabulous, Marla!

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24 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Gorgeous, I want to drizzle this on everything!

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25 Marian (Sweetopia) March 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Gorgeous and so yummy looking, as usual!!

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26 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

We love strawberry sauce and definitely need to try your recipe. Thank you very much for including my Strawberry Compote link, Marla! xo :)

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27 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 31, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I just picked up some strawberries today!

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28 Marci April 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Do you have any idea of how long this sauce will last? I can’t wait to make it to put in yogurt.

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29 Tamara G. April 14, 2013 at 2:23 am

This sauce is grate. Little different then mine, but I belive delicious . Check my recipe also. http://eowyn3772.blogspot.com/2012/05/preljev-od-jagoda-strawberry-sauce.html

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30 Amy April 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

Strawberry sauce is the best!! I love it especially over semolina pudding :) Your pictures are so beautiful…
xox Amy

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