Skip the jar and make a batch of this easy homemade strawberry sauce. Perfect for cheesecake topping, pancakes, smoothie bowls and so much more.
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With only three ingredients, you'll find this homemade strawberry sauce so easy to prepare. That's right, the only ingredients needed are:
- vanilla extract
Texture / consistency
Personally, I prefer my dessert sauces a little chunky. This is subjective and you can make your own decision regarding this.
Originally, I was not going to puree the sauce at all because I wanted some chunks of berries in it but in the end, what I decided to do was toss some uncooked strawberries into the sauce after it was prepared.
You can either not puree it, puree the whole thing and use it as is or do what I did, reserve some berries at the beginning and add them back in towards the end.
Any which way you make it, I am confident it will be good. Not too sweet but just sweet enough.
Add all ingredients (except optional reserved strawberries) to a pan over medium heat. Allow mixture to cook down.
Use an immersion blender to quickly breakdown the berries. You could also use a potato masher if no immersion blender.
Stir in the reserved berries, if using. Refrigerate.
While there are many uses for this homemade strawberry sauce, here are a few of my favorites:
- angel food cake
- cake filling
- ice cream topping
- smoothie bowls
A word about pureeing this Easy Homemade Strawberry Sauce. I find the easiest way to do this is using an immersion blender on the lowest setting. If you don't have access to an immersion blender, you can toss it in a regular blender I suppose, but then you've got a blender to clean. I suggest getting an immersion blender. I find I get the most use out of it for sauces like this and also for tomato sauces.
Another option would be to use a hand held potato masher.
Printable Recipe Card
Easy Homemade Strawberry Sauce
- 1 pound strawberries
- ⅓ Cup sugar granulated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chop strawberries (slice in half and then quarter each half).
- Place all but about ¼ C of chopped strawberries in a saucepan with the sugar and vanilla. Place pan over medium heat.
- Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until starting to thicken, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until smooth. Stir in reserved berries.
- Refrigerate until use.
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