Easy 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce or Topping

Such an easy and deliciously versatile sauce or topping for desserts like cakes and ice cream, for pancakes and waffles and so much more! This strawberry sauce has only 3 INGREDIENTS,  so simple to make and is done in no time! Did I mention it’s so yummy, too?

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

Hurrah for springtime!

To be honest, I don’t really like spring!!! You’re probably wondering why I said hurrah then and what’s not to love about springtime? Before I tackle the reason why I don’t particularly love spring let me say first that winter is not my favorite either. So, I do not dislike spring because I love winter, nope, that’s not the case at all. In fact, I’m no fan of winter either. I am originally from a tropical country located right by the equatorial region with summer pretty much the entire year except for some occasional showers and storms here and there. So, let me say this – I am a summer kind of gal!

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

The reason why I don’t particularly enjoy spring is due to the fact that spring also means allergy season for me (and I guess for many, too!). May is particularly bad! If I don’t take flonase (free ad!), then I’d be such a disaster with weepy eyes, itchy throat, runny nose, and occasional bouts of headaches, too! So, I am not a huge fan of Spring. I love the green beauty surrounding me but I just wish they weren’t slowly trying to kill me! Haha.

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

But that is not to say, there isn’t anything lovely about spring! Thankfully, the Lord has kindly blessed us with so many delicious fruits that come out particularly in springtime as if to make up for the allergy season! We have mangoes, kiwis, and oranges galore – just to name a few. And of course, for me, the most popular spring fruit – strawberries!!! Yay for Spring! Because of strawberries, I can still say hurrah for spring!

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

I love, love, love strawberries! You know why? Because this is a fruit I am actually quite familiar with even when I was back in the Philippines, because, guess what? We actually grow strawberries in my tropical country! Not by the sandy white beaches of course, but in the highlands of the Philippines, the mountainous region called Mountain Province in the north. Come March to May, you can pick strawberries up the mountainside in the northern Philippines! Our strawberries are not as big as the ones in the west, they’re smaller in size but packs in a lot of sweetness and flavor! Now, I am suddenly missing strawberries from Baguio City – the summer capital of the Philippines!

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

Which brings me to this post – a delicious and crazy easy recipe for strawberry sauce. I love a good strawberry sauce and I must say this is one good and very reliable recipe for a versatile strawberry sauce or topping. You pretty much need only 3 ingredients – how’s that for easy?

Strawberries (naturally).

Sugar (for added sweetness).

Lemon (for extra tang!).

And since no additional water or any other ingredient, it comes out so tasty and concentrated in taste with just the right balance of sweetness and tang!

It also thickens as it cools down so there’s no need to add any cornstarch or other thickener. It’s just simply good on its own!

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

And the uses for this sauce are countless – as topping for cakes (especially cheesecake), ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pavlova and so much more! In fact, you can also use this as a jam! It’s that good and versatile!

 

Strawberry Sauce

 

This recipe is perfect for our Strawberry Cheesecake as you can see here.

 

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Easy 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce or Topping

Such an easy and deliciously versatile sauce or topping for desserts like cakes and ice cream, for pancakes and waffles and so much more! This strawberry sauce has only 3 INGREDIENTS,  so simple to make and is done in no time! Did I mention it’s so yummy, too?

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword best strawberry sauce, easy strawberry sauce, healthy strawberry sauce, how to make strawberry sauce or topping, strawberry sauce without cornstarch, strawberry topping or sauce for cheesecake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the sauce, in a small saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until the fruits begin to break down and release their juices at the same time mashing a few berries to help in the process. Continue to cook until the sauce thickens roughly 10-12 minutes or to your desired consistency. The sauce will continue to thicken as it stands. Leave to cool completely before using. Store in the refrigerator if not using right away. Enjoy!

Strawberry Sauce

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13 Comments

  1. Beth
    May 8, 2020 / 11:41 am

    5 stars
    Spring is a love hate for me too! Love the beauty, hate the pollen – but this recipe is a love, love for me! I will be pouring this on everything!

  2. Sophie Heath
    May 8, 2020 / 12:50 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe! My kids loved it too!

  3. Suzy
    May 8, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    5 stars
    LOVE IT! This is the perfect and easiest way to use up fresh strawberries! Will be making it all summer long!

  4. Chef Mireille
    May 8, 2020 / 3:14 pm

    This looks so good on that cheesecake, but also vanilla ice cream or pancakes and waffles. What a versatile sauce to know how to make, I’m sure this is delicious on anything!

  5. Kristin
    May 8, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe! This made our brunch super-special. Every last drop was gone and they were still asking for more. Yum!

  6. Cate
    May 8, 2020 / 3:33 pm

    This looks SO delicious and perfect to top cheesecake! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain
    May 8, 2020 / 3:34 pm

    5 stars
    DELICIOUS! And those pics are amazing! The jam glistens and shines! Summer mood – on!

  8. Lori
    May 18, 2020 / 8:06 pm

    How long will it keep in the fridge? TIA!

    • abigail
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 10:19 pm

      5-7 days it should be good.

  9. Joan
    May 21, 2020 / 2:32 am

    Will it turn out ok without the “extra rang”?

    • abigail
      Author
      May 21, 2020 / 10:25 am

      Did you mean extra tang? Are you referring to the lemon? The lemon is needed to up the flavor but the amount to use is up to you. Add more or less. I wouldn’t entirely leave it out.

  10. Susi
    July 11, 2020 / 11:31 pm

    Can I use frozen strawberries? I have a lot of them!

    • abigail
      Author
      July 12, 2020 / 8:47 pm

      Yes you can certainly. They may not hold their shape as much as the fresh ones (if you want a chunkier sauce) and may be a bit mushy but other than that it should be ok.

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