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Strawberry Sauce Recipe (Strawberry Topping)

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

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There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. Adding a few spoons of this glossy fresh strawberry topping will make any dessert feel fancier. This is a great recipe to have in your arsenal for entertaining or to make your family’s eyes light up as you spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

This strawberry topping is completely wonderful over pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! This is our favorite and easiest way to make strawberry sauce. The lemon juice balances the sweetness and makes the strawberry flavor more pronounced. Truth be told, it’s dangerously irresistible stuff – consider yourself warned ;).

We’re using this sauce in our next recipe post so I hope you are all kinds of excited!!

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

Make-Ahead Tip: You can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Easy Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

1 lb Strawberries, rinsed, hulled and thickly sliced
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice (from 1/2 Lemon)

How to Make Easy Strawberry Sauce:

1. In a medium saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Place over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. The strawberries will release juice without any mashing required.
There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

2. Reduce heat and simmer 20-23 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Keep in mind sauce will thicken up slightly as it cools and even more after refrigeration.

Strawberry sauce in a pot with a spatula

Pro Tip: Do not blend strawberries before cooking. I have tested coarsely blending strawberries in a food processor and even though they taste great, the color of the sauce was foggy and not glossy as shown in the photos above. We had best results with slicing strawberries by hand.

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

It really is as good as it looks – bursting with fresh strawberry flavor!

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Strawberry Sauce Recipe

4.99 from 85 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4-$5
Keyword: Strawberry Sauce
Cuisine: American
Course: Condiments, Sauce
Calories: 50
Servings: 8 or 1 1/2 cups Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients

Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Strawberries, rinsed, hulled and thickly sliced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, from 1/2 Lemon

Instructions

How to Make Strawberry Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Strawberries will release juice without any mashing required.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer 20-23 min or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Keep in mind sauce will thicken up slightly as it cools and even more with refrigeration.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 34.1mg41%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping!

I hope this becomes your new favorite strawberry topping. Let me know how you serve your strawberry sauce. Or maybe it’s just you with a spoon in your hand? Remember I called this dangerous for a reason!

There is no rival for homemade strawberry sauce. It has just 3 ingredients and this is the easiest strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is completely wonderful over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, pie, cheesecake, this trifle, you name it! Excellent homemade strawberry topping! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Helen
    October 10, 2021

    The sauce is so delicious and super easy to make!!! I will use this only sauce. Just so yummy, perfect amount of strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2021

      Glad you loved the sauce, Helen! Thank you for your good feedback.

      Reply

  • Ramya Pasumarthy
    September 2, 2021

    Can we use Blueberries instead of Strawberry

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 2, 2021

      Hi Ramya, this works great with blueberries!

      Reply

  • Diane
    August 11, 2021

    Can this be frozen?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2021

      Hi Diane, I haven’t tried freezing this yet, but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Marilyn
    August 10, 2021

    Canyou use frozen strawberries?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2021

      Hi Marilyn, yes, this should work with frozen strawberries; be sure to cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice, so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • Heather
    July 30, 2021

    So easy a five year old and an eight year old can make it while fighting over the spoon. We used frozen strawberries and bottled lemon juice, and it still turned out absolutely delicious, albeit not as clear. Will definitely be making this again. 10/10, would recommend.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make but can help out also! That’s so great!

      Reply

      • Heather Dorey
        September 12, 2021

        so good

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 12, 2021

          Thank you!

          Reply

  • Melissa C
    July 29, 2021

    I LOVE this stuff! Are you kidding me?!? 😍😍 I have searched for a recipe that mocks Dq’s strawberry sundae sauce and this nailed it! I made it yesterday and put it on my french toast this morning and, man, i just cant get over how awesome it came out…TY!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      Love it! I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe and you found the perfect one that you’re looking for. Thank you for sharing your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Rhonda Aquino
    July 11, 2021

    Try adding crushed pineapple to your strawberry sauce. So good.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 11, 2021

      Thanks for the tip, Rhonda. I’ll try that next time.

      Reply

  • Jessica
    July 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha! How long is this sauce good for in the fridge? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2021

      Hi Jessica, I have stored it max 4 days and it was still great but I haven’t tested it beyond that. Freezing it should work just fine.

      Reply

      • Ashley
        July 9, 2021

        My husband came home tonight with angel food cake and strawberries and intended to eat them plain like that! 😝 I offered to make a sauce instead! This was a delicious topping and I think I convinced him my way was better! We didn’t have any lemons, but lime juice worked great! Thank you!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 9, 2021

          I’m so glad you tried this sauce! I bet it is so good with angel food cake!

          Reply

  • Kathleen
    July 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Just made the sauce and it turned out great! I had half pound strawberries so I adjusted the sugar an lemon juice. I’m making avocado pound cakes and plan on serving the sauce over slices with whipped cream!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      This sauce is our favorite! I’m glad you enjoyed it, Kathleen!

      Reply

  • Teri B.
    June 17, 2021

    I rarely keep lemons on hand but always have limes. Will lime juice work just as well?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 17, 2021

      Hi Teri, I haven’t tested this with lime juice but I think that could work well. Let me know if you experiment.

      Reply

      • Christina Leblanc
        July 23, 2021

        My daughter made this recipe and it was delicious. We didn’t have any lemon juice, so she went with fresh orange and squeezed it. (Her reasoning was it’s a citrus!)

        It tasted great with the orange! So easy to make and so very very good. I made it quickly to go over McDonalds hotcakes 🙂

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 23, 2021

          Yum! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Christina!

          Reply

      • Kerin
        July 24, 2021

        Hi Natasha! A lot of recipes call for some corn starch – is that not needed to thicken the sauce? Thanks!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 24, 2021

          Hi Kerin, this recipe thickens naturally as it cooks down and doesn’t need it. Keep in mind sauce will also thicken up slightly as it cools and even more after refrigeration. If it doesn’t meet your desired thickness you can cook it down more or add corn starch.

          Reply

  • Nancy
    June 12, 2021

    What is using frozen strawberries?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2021

      Hi Nancy, yes, this should work with frozen strawberries; be sure to cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice, so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • DORADEEN CAMPBELL
    June 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha

    I tried your no-bake strawberry cheesecake and I made the sauce as well on Wednesday 9 June and both were delicious. There is only one slice left. My husband loved it very much. As you indicated, ” it’s dangerously addictive”, so true. All your recipes that I have tried came out wonderful and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipes with us. Appreciate it very much. Blessings!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Doradeen! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Ximena
    June 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha, thank you for your recipes.
    I just cooked the strawberry sauce. I fallow as you wrote.
    Is a bit sour and not thick at all.
    Any suggestions?
    Can you do a video of this recipe, please?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 9, 2021

      Hi, did you make sure to add the correct amount of sugar and not add any water to the sauce? Following the proportions listed, you should get a sauce that isn’t too thin. Also, frozen strawberries tend to release more juice.

      Reply

  • Bridgett
    May 31, 2021

    Really excited to give this as gifts! I have twin 6 year old boys and we made this together for their teachers. The simplicity and flavor make it an amazing gift giving idea. Can’t wait to hear what they think.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Bridgett! I bet their teachers are going to love these gifts!

      Reply

  • Jan
    May 23, 2021

    It’s early strawberry season here in Ohio and I had a quart of real beauties, so I made this this morning to serve with our waffles–had to do a quick-cool by putting the pan in ice–so worth it! This is absolutely delicious; my husband said, “It looks like a bed and breakfast breakfast!”

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Yay, what a great compliment! Thanks for sharing that with us, Jan. Glad your husband loved it!

      Reply

  • ANN F. PRIBYL
    May 23, 2021

    Made a small batch last night, I wasn’t sure I could do this. But it was very easy! And you’re right dangerously delicious!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Hi Ann, I’m glad you loved it too! Thanks for your great review and feedback.

      Reply

  • Paul
    May 13, 2021

    Hello Natasha,

    If I stores this in the refrigerator, how would you soften the sauce to use on the strawberry no-bake cheesecake?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2021

      I Paul, you can let it thaw or heat it in very low heat.

      Reply

  • Randi Schmidt
    May 11, 2021

    Nana
    Have you ever tried to Freeze the Strawberry Sauce Recipe ?
    I was thinking of trying to so I have some for when Strawberries are out of season.
    The recipe looks yummy I’m going to try it

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 12, 2021

      Hi Randy, I haven’t tried freezing this yet, but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Carolyn
    May 1, 2021

    Hi Natasha, do you know if this recipe would work with raspberries or other berries/fruit, or should I find a recipe tailored to those fruits? I like the idea of an easy fruit sauce, but I’m allergic to strawberries.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2021

      Hi Carolyn, I think that would still work with raspberries. You may need a little less cooking time. This is our go-to raspberry sauce, but if you wanted a little more texture, I think raspberries are worth experimenting with!

      Reply

  • Kara
    April 29, 2021

    Thank you for posting this delicious recipe! I plan to use it on your mini strawberry cheesecake recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      You’re welcome, Kara! I hope you love this recipe.

      Reply

  • Susan West
    April 23, 2021

    I will definitely give this strawberry sauce a try. It looks delicious.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe, Susan!

      Reply

  • Joni
    April 23, 2021

    Can this sauce be frozen?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2021

      Hi Joni, I haven’t tried freezing this yet, but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Tina
    April 21, 2021

    Why do my strawberries look dull in color..not vibrant red? I made using older strawberries rather than throwing away…could that be why?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2021

      Hi Tina, that could be likely. If the strawberries are already dull, that will impact the color.

      Reply

  • Tanya
    April 15, 2021

    I mostly served this sauce “with me and a spoon in my hand”! You weren’t kidding when you said “it’s dangerous”!

    Reply

  • Anna
    April 7, 2021

    Easy and tasty! I used frozen berries. I didn’t have quite a pound of strawberries so I added some raspberries too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Anna! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Libby
    April 1, 2021

    Can you use the bottled lemon juice?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 1, 2021

      Hi Libby, I haven’t tried that yet to advise but I imagine that will work. Please share with us how it goes if you try it.

      Reply

      • Rachel
        May 5, 2021

        It works awesome with frozen sliced strawberries & bottled lemon juice but like they say lol fresh is always better! 😁🥰 Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!! 😄

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 5, 2021

          You’re very welcome! Totally agree with you on that one.

          Reply

  • Patty
    March 30, 2021

    I made this last weekend and it’s delicious. Making a big batch to serve with my cheesecake on Easter.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      This is so perfect for Easter! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Kathy
    March 27, 2021

    I add this to plain greek yogurt , its divine

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2021

      Great to hear that you liked it!

      Reply

  • Sharron Thurston
    March 27, 2021

    Can frozen strawberries be used!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2021

      Hi Sharron, yes, that should work with frozen strawberries; cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice, so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • Leesa Green
    March 24, 2021

    Can the strawberry topping be frozen

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2021

      Hi Leesa, I haven’t tried freezing this yet but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Merley
    March 22, 2021

    Can this sauce be frozen for few weeks and used when needed?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Hi Merley, I haven’t tried freezing this yet but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Winnie Mc
    March 18, 2021

    This is delicious! It is definitely a sauce just like it says. If you are looking for something with an almost gel like consistency this is not the recipe. As the recipe says it thickens slightly. It is delicious, but does not stay in place on the plate – but the recipe doesn’t say it will.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, Winnie. Glad you liked the recipe!

      Reply

  • Roni
    March 16, 2021

    It’s been strawberry season for a while here in Australia so I had a go at making this. YUM! I did take it a little too far and it went a bit too thick – more like a jam – but reheating it made it possible to still dollop onto icecream. Most definitely making this again.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Glad you enjoyed this recipe, Roni. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Doreen Pickard
    March 13, 2021

    Hi can the strawberry sauce be made with frozen strawberries?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Hi Doreen, yes, that should work with frozen strawberries; cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice, so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • Ebony
    March 10, 2021

    Looks so yummy! could you add gelatin to the sauce to help it set on top of a cheesecake or would it hold enough when chilled?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

      Reply

  • Zuwaina
    February 24, 2021

    How to store it for couple of months?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2021

      I have stored it max 4 days and it was still great but I haven’t tested it beyond that. Freezing it should work just fine.

      Reply

  • Les Bard
    February 22, 2021

    I have used many of your recipes. Latest one was the Broccoli chicken stir fry. Made one with chicken breasts and one with chicken thighs. Both turned out great. Over a bed of chicken fried rice. Delicious.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Lori Bates
    February 14, 2021

    Love the crepes and sauce. I was wondering do you have an Almond chicken recipe to go with your wonderful egg rolls?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Hi Lori, great! Thanks for your good feedback. I don’t have an Almond Chicken recipe but thanks for the idea and suggestion!

      Reply

      • Kat Granz
        March 24, 2021

        I would enjoy a recipe like that!

        Just getting done making the strawberry sauce. Good advice on cutting, not crushing the berries. Much more red and pretty!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 24, 2021

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

          Reply

  • Susan
    February 12, 2021

    Hey Natasha. I really enjoy the recipes and videos you share. I have used your tips to enhance my own cooking. I have a question. Can the strawberry sauce be made with frozen strawberries?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

      Hi Susan, that should work with frozen strawberries; cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice, so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • kris
    February 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha. Can I use honey instead of sugar? If yes, how much honey? Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      I have not tried it with that. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that!

      Reply

  • Irene Fooshee
    February 9, 2021

    Can this sauce be frozen

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Irene, I haven’t tried freezing this yet but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Lei
    February 9, 2021

    Thank you for this easy strawberry sauce recipe! I’ve made it a couple of times. I love how glossy it was!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Lei!

      Reply

  • Jody
    February 8, 2021

    OMG!
    Love
    Will make again and share!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Shenetta
    February 3, 2021

    Can this strawberry sauce be canned? Would love to send a jar to my brother.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Hi Shenetta, I haven’t tested by canning this, but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great. I use it for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • D.Morgan
    December 30, 2020

    This tastes great. I was looking for a strawberry topping to use on the strawberry pretzel salad instead of the rubbery jello. Do you think this would work?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      It’s hard to say without tested that, but I imagine you can leave out the jello and serve the topping on the side to avoid it becoming soggy and soaking through.

      Reply

      • Dallas
        April 10, 2021

        I want to put this on top of my baked cheesecake. It’ll be cold in fridge. Should I add and then put in fridge until someone picks up or add right before ?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 11, 2021

          Hi Dallas, I always add the sauce before putting it in the fridge.

          Reply

  • Ingrid
    December 28, 2020

    Can I use frozen strawberries for the strawberry sauce. Fresh aren’t in season

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      Hi Ingrid, that should work with frozen strawberries; just cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice, so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • Sharon Derr
    December 22, 2020

    Good afternoon Natasha. I am loving the sauce, I make it allllll the time. But, over a day or two in the refrigerator, my strawberry sauce got a bit to thick, how can I thin it out, but still keep the taste and vibrant color.

    Thanx.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 23, 2020

      Hi Sharon, you could warm it up slightly until it reaches the desired consistency. Strawberry sauce will get a little darker as it stands. A little lemon juice can help to brighten it up.

      Reply

  • Louise
    December 19, 2020

    Can the strawberry sauce be made with raspberries?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      Hi Louise, I think that would still work with raspberries. You may need a little less cooking time. This is our go-to raspberry sauce, but if you wanted a little more texture, I think raspberries are worth experimenting with!

      Reply

      • Louise
        December 19, 2020

        Thank you, I will try raspberries. Merry Christmas!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 19, 2020

          Merry Christmas!

          Reply

  • Lucy
    December 1, 2020

    Can i use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hi Lucy, that should work with frozen strawberries, just cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

  • Saba Khan
    November 20, 2020

    My go to recipe when ever I want to make strawberry sauce…simple and delicious.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • sidney
    November 16, 2020

    hi! i’m making strawberry lemonade and want a good sauce to put in it, do you think this recipe will work ? thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2020

      Hi Sidney, I imagine that may work, but I haven’t tested that to advise.

      Reply

  • P
    October 27, 2020

    If I make this strawberry sauce a day before I need to use it, how do I liquify it to drizzle over my muffins the next day? Would I microwave it, and if so for how long, or liquify it some other way?

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    • Natasha
      October 28, 2020

      Hi, the strawberry sauce should still be thin enough the next day to use as a topping over muffins. You can warm it up lightly in the microwave or in a saucepan if desired but it doesn’t solidify like a caramel sauce would in the refrigerator.

      Reply

  • Shanda Kennard
    October 11, 2020

    Super yummy 😋 I thicken it and use for cake filling too. thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2020

      That’s nice! Thanks for your great feedback, Shanda.

      Reply

  • Brenda
    October 6, 2020

    Would I be able to can this?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

      Hi Brenda, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote citing it freezes well, “I freeze mine and it turns out great. I use for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Ras
    October 5, 2020

    I always return to this recipe whenever I’m making strawberry sauce!

    I’ve since added a stick of cinnamon while the sauce is simmering to give it a little spicy kick. I also mix in a glob of butter at the end to make it a little richer

    Never gone wrong with this recipe! It’s so simple.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2020

      That’s just awesome Ras!

      Reply

  • Maria
    October 1, 2020

    Up to how many days or weeks can I store this?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 1, 2020

      Hi Maria, I have stored it max 4 days and it was still great but I haven’t tested it beyond that. Freezing it should work just fine.

      Reply

  • Judy
    September 24, 2020

    Hi! Does this sauce freeze well?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2020

      Hi Judy, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote citing it freezes well, “I freeze mine and it turns out great. I use for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Wanda
    September 20, 2020

    My strawberry sauce isn’t a vibrant red color .., kinda dull in color .. what can I do to brighten up the color ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2020

      Hi Wanda, I haven’t had that experience but that could be if they are boiled for too long (or not long enough). It could also be due to using less sugar or omitting lemon juice. Real lemon juice will help them keep their vibrant color.

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    • Lisa
      November 25, 2020

      I just made the sauce and had the same problem. Let me know if you found a fix, so I can apply for the next time 🙂

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  • Wanda
    September 15, 2020

    I want to make the strawberry sauce for your Lemon Ricotta pancakes, can you use pink Himalayan salt or regular sea salt?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      Hi Wanda, I haven’t tested this with pink Himalayan salt but sea salt should work.

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  • Sharon
    September 15, 2020

    Absolutely delicious. Made the strawberry sauce to go with your NY-style cheesecake (which also came out perfectly, with no cracks, woo-hoo!). Thanks for another great recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      You’re welcome, Sharon! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • K
    September 12, 2020

    Hi! I’m planning to make your strawberry cake with the sponge base today and plan to refrigerate overnight to be served tomorrow. Can I make this as a filling for your strawberry cake recipe instead of the blended fresh strawberries? Thank you! Love your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2020

      Hi K, that may work although I haven’t tested that myself to advise really. I’d love to know how you like this recipe if you test that.

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  • Tami
    September 4, 2020

    Natasha, I love your recipes. Especially the cinnamon rolls. My question today. The strawberry sauce, can I use that with strawberry short cake with coolwhip ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2020

      I bet that would work Tami!! I would love to know how you like this recipe!

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  • Connie
    August 29, 2020

    Served this over cheesecake for company and was a big hit…very easy and tasty. Thanks Natasha for this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      You’re welcome, Connie! I’m so glad you enjoyed this!

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    • Dallas
      April 10, 2021

      Connie! My exact question! I cook my cheesecake then in fridge for 4-8 hours. Did you add after it’s cold; right before serving or immediately? Thanks in advance for help!

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  • Claudia T.
    August 23, 2020

    Could you please make a video of this recipe? I’m still new to cooking, and your videos are what keep me coming back to your page!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2020

      Thanks for your suggestion, Claudia.

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  • wendi bues
    August 21, 2020

    Made this sauce today for my cheesecake that I had baked earlier. The sauce turned out awesome! Nice red color and not too sweet! Just perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Sherrie
    August 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha I follow you on FB.. so enjoy your funny sense of humour and your awesome recipes..
    I made a cheese cake and your strawberry mix to pour over the cake tomorrow for a picnic.. will it thicken more in the fridge tonight.. its not really very thick right now.. thank you..

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Sherrie, you could simmer a few minutes longer to get it to thicken a little more.

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  • Samantha Edri
    August 19, 2020

    Sauce turned out like jam, way too thick and not sweet enough

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2020

      Hi Samantha, it should not be a jam-like consistency although we have comments from readers asking how to achieve this. Was anything altered in this recipe?

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  • Kristy
    August 16, 2020

    If I am making this sauce tonight and serving it tomorrow does it have to go in the refrigerator?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

      Yes, that would be recommended, just to be safe.

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  • Leslie
    August 14, 2020

    I make a batch of this sauce every week! It’s quick, easy and delicious! It pairs beautifully with banana bread and creme fraiche! 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 15, 2020

      Sounds awesome! I’m so happy to read your comments and feedback, thank you!

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  • Maegan
    July 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha! How long can i keep this sauce in the refrigerator? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2020

      Hi Maegan, I have stored it max 4 days and it was still great but I haven’t tested it beyond that. Freezing it should work just fine.

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  • Jai Ann
    July 23, 2020

    Strawberrys loosing color as they are cooked .How do you prevent this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2020

      Hi Jai, I haven’t had that experience but that could be if they are boiled for too long (or not long enough). It could also be due to using less sugar or omitting lemon juice. Real lemon juice will help them keep their vibrant color.

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  • Tia
    July 22, 2020

    I am making large batch of your strawberry sauce Ihave 2pounds and 4oz,How much sugar do I use.Thanks so much and I love your site.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2020

      Hi Tia, if you are at the recipe you can click on Jump to recipe and you should be able to adjust the serving size and the ingredients.

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      • Kim
        August 3, 2020

        Simple, easy and so delicious! I used monk fruit sweetener and it still came out amazing! This will be my go to strawberry sauce from now on!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 3, 2020

          That’s just awesome Kim! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

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          • Aiman Hirji
            August 6, 2020

            Loved the Sauce ! It came out so glossy and so good ! I blended it after cooking to top them on my mini cheese cakes and it was amazing

          • Natashas Kitchen
            August 6, 2020

            That’s so great Aiman! Thank you for that wonderful review!

  • Catherine Dickey
    July 19, 2020

    Well my story is I was making it to do a Strawberry pie and it is part of the recipe (then lost recipe) so I am now as I type making sauce to use over Cakes ice cream etc It’s simmering now Will have it tonight

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2020

      Sounds good, I hope you like it!

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  • Debie
    July 9, 2020

    I don’t have lemon but I have a lime. Will using the lime work for this recipe?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2020

      That should work too, Debie.

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  • Barb
    June 30, 2020

    Can this strawberry sauce be canned?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      Hi Barb, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote citing it freezes well, “I freeze mine and it turns out great. I use for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

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      • Brandi
        August 20, 2020

        I’ve seen other recipes with vanilla extract…would that be a good addition to this recipe?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 20, 2020

          Hi Brandi! I don’t think this sauce needs it but if you happen to experiment I would love to know how you like this recipe!

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  • Marjorie Russell
    June 29, 2020

    Such a yummy topping to shortcake. My family loves it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2020

      That’s just awesome! I’m so happy to hear that!

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  • Vanda H
    June 20, 2020

    This is really easy and delicious. I reduced the sugar because my wife prefers it that way and it was still perfect. Beautiful color. This time we used it to top a no-bake cheesecake. We’ve used it on other desserts in the past and it never disappoints.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2020

      That’s so awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this Vanda!

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  • Kali
    June 20, 2020

    First I love all your recipes and trying the cheesecake today. Can the strawberry sauce be made a day ahead and pour over the cake the next day?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2020

      Hi Kali, that will work. I have stored it max 4 days and it was still great but I haven’t tested it beyond that. Freezing it should work just fine.

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      • kali
        June 21, 2020

        Natasha, do I cover and simmer, does not say?

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        • Natasha
          June 22, 2020

          Hi Kali, we simmer uncovered. I hope you love the strawberry sauce!

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  • Fatin
    June 16, 2020

    I can give you 10 stars for this recipe. I just made it with following the instructions. It looks amazing the same as your picture. My cheese cake is in the oven right now and hopefully it will be good too because this is the first time I made cheesecake. But I am pretty sure it will be delicious as your other recipes. Thank you 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2020

      Wow-what an awesome rating. Thank you for your excellent feedback and yes I hope you love the cheesecake!

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      • Fatin
        June 17, 2020

        As I expected, the cheesecake was delicious.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 17, 2020

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Kristie
    June 16, 2020

    Do you use water when putting in the pan or just the ingredients stated?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2020

      Hi Kristie, we use just the ingredients as stated.

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  • Wendy
    June 13, 2020

    Have you ever canned and froze it for later use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 13, 2020

      Hi Wendy, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote citing it freezes well, “I freeze mine and it turns out great. I use for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

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    • Alexander Ieshin
      June 15, 2020

      I have done that

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  • Norman bogatzki
    June 12, 2020

    Can I use blueberries instead of strawberry instead of cherry

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2020

      Hi Norman, this works great with blueberries!

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  • Michèll
    June 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I use frozen strawberries in this sauce?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2020

      We prefer to use fresh strawberries but if that’s what you have on hand, that will work too.

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  • Jessica P.
    May 25, 2020

    I made a strawberry lemonade cake with mine. It was totally amazing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 26, 2020

      Awesome, hope you like it!

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  • Donna C
    May 23, 2020

    I just made this and my mouth was watering the entire time. It is so fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend using fresh squeezed lemon.
    I’m making the perfect cheesecake recipe next. Do you think this strawberry topping would go ok with the cheesecake?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 23, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this Donna! Isn’t it so good! I think this could work for a cheesecake! If you experiment, please let me know how you like that.

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  • Johnnie mullinax
    May 17, 2020

    Is sugar sub. Like stevia an option for diabetics ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      I think it is but it’s best to consult a professional just to be sure.

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  • Margo
    May 17, 2020

    Followed the recipe exactly..was something left out? Berries were gray in color and not a pretty red like your picture shows. I wasted all the time and money when I should have just sliced up berries added some sugar and be done. Very
    disappointing!

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    • Natasha
      May 17, 2020

      Hi Margo, I haven’t had that experience with them turning grey – that could be if they are boiled for too long (or not long enough). It could also be due to using less sugar or omitting lemon juice. Real lemon juice will help them keep their vibrant color.

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      • LG
        June 11, 2020

        My strawberries turned grey. I had let them cook a little longer and the color changed to red and all was fine. I used bottled lemon juice.

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  • Antonia
    May 12, 2020

    Thank you for your recipe. I made strawberry sauce with lemon juice from a fresh lemon. However, does it matter if I use a bottle of lemon juice?

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    • Antonia
      May 12, 2020

      Hi Natasha. I probably should’ve added that I used the strawberry sauce on top of a cheesecake. I was wondering if I could just use lemon juice from a bottle vs. a lemon in the future.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 12, 2020

        Hi Antonia, that should still work.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Antonia!

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      • Antonia
        June 15, 2020

        I just wanted to state thank you so much for your replies! Greatly appreciated

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 15, 2020

          You’re welcome!

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    • Madeline
      May 20, 2020

      How long will this sauce keep in refrigerator?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 20, 2020

        Hi Madeline, I have stored it max 4 days and it was still great but I haven’t tested it beyond that. Freezing it should work just fine.

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        • Madeline
          May 20, 2020

          Thank you! Natashas

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      • Michèll
        June 6, 2020

        Hi Natasha,

        Could I use frozen strawberries for this? Strawberries are almost out of season here.

        Thanks

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 7, 2020

          Hi Michell, That should work with frozen strawberries, just cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice so it may take slightly longer to cook.

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      • Carrie Howe
        June 12, 2020

        Can you can or freeze this little gem?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 12, 2020

          Hi Carrie, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote citing it freezes well, “I freeze mine and it turns out great. I use for our nightly ice cream” I hope that helps.

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  • Donna Natali
    May 8, 2020

    I made this strawberry sauce for a fresh strawberry pie. Pre bake a crust, let cool. Put a thick layer of cream cheese on the bottom of the crust. Layer fresh whole strawberries on the crust, fill up that shell to over the rim of the pie place. Pour cooled prepared strawberry sauce over berries, refrigerate. Serve with fresh whipped cream, Soooooooooo good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Holly
    May 3, 2020

    I made this to go over pancakes this morning, and OMG it was delicious! I used two “True Lemon” packets rather than regular lemon juice, and it tasted amazing. The lemon makes the taste just “pop”. It does not need anything to thicken up the syrup. Once it cooled, the consistency was perfect. Next time I’m going to double the recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2020

      So great to hear that Holly. Thank you for your tips that were really helpful!

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  • Angela
    April 21, 2020

    Can you use pre cut frozen strawberries for this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      That should work with frozen strawberries, just cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice so it may take slightly longer to cook.

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  • Ray V. Malia
    April 18, 2020

    Excellent recipe & insights! I prefer to not totally boil my strawberry topping but to homogenize (or incorporate the goodness of the fresh sliced strawberries w/ the granulated sugar) the two above key ingredients until you have a nice strawberry syrup but still have semi-firm crisp strawberry flesh. This topping goes on nicely to a yellow/ pound cake!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Thank your for your detailed feedback and tips! I appreciate your wonderful review.

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  • DW
    April 3, 2020

    Can you make ahead a refrigerate?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      Yes, you can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • Wanda
    March 31, 2020

    Tried it once and it was delicious, now I have made it over 4 times 😋 goes great with my homemade waffles.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Wanda

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      Sounds like you just found your favorite strawberry sauce! I love that you’ve already done it a lot of times and you always enjoy it. Thanks for your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Sharon
    March 31, 2020

    What can you use in place of mascarpone cheese?I have all ingredients except that.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      Hi Sharon, you can use more cream cheese.

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  • D
    March 30, 2020

    Can you use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      That should work with frozen strawberries, just cook the sauce to the desired consistency. Sometimes frozen can give off more juice so it may take slightly longer to cook.

      Reply

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