Simple Strawberry Sauce

Last minute mother’s day gift idea: simple strawberry sauce. This seriously is the easiest thing ever, always gets tons of compliments and tastes like it should be much, much more difficult to make. Plus, who doesn’t love a handmade gift in a mason jar! So thoughtful and so twee!

To make: put a 16 ounce bag of whole unsweetened strawberries in a small pan over medium heat and add a teaspoon of sugar. Simmer until most of the strawberries have broken down and liquid is released (about 15-20 minutes). Mash remaining chunky strawberries with a potato masher and turn off the heat. Let cool a bit. If giving as a gift, pour into a mason jar and tie a bit a ribbon around the lid.

This can be made with fresh strawberries, the riper the better. Cook it down before adding the sugar. You might not need it. This will keep in the fridge for about a week. It taste great on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, any manner of cakes and brownies. We had this batch with lemon pound cake and it was delicious.

If this looks vaguely familiar, I’ve posted my Secret Weapon Berry Sauce in the past, but this one isn’t pureed which makes it totally different. Plus I hate the picture on the other post.

 

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4 Responses to “Simple Strawberry Sauce”

  1. Audrey says:

    I strain the liquid and make strawberry buttercream with it, then I use the pulp to fill chocolate cupcakes. DELICIOUS.

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    Amy Reply:

    That sounds delicious!

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  2. Yum! Great to go with strawberry shortcake1

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  3. Amber says:

    Yum, I would love that!

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