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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

5 from 313 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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  • Carol
    January 31, 2023

    Can’t wait to try this Strawberry sauce. Going to make these for Super Bowl Sunday. For my son’s get together. Thank you so much for your recipes. Been watching for a

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 1, 2023

      You’re welcome, I hope it becomes your new favorite!

      Reply

  • Jeri Nielsen
    January 23, 2023

    I wonder how this works with strawberries that are not very sweet. I tend to use half the sugar for most recipes, but they are usually older recipes like Grandma used to make, it seems they used a lot more sugar back then. Any ideas?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2023

      Hi Jeri, using winter strawberries can make the sauce much sourer if the strawberries are not sweet to begin with and in that case, you would use less lemon juice if needed to taste. The lemon juice does help to keep the color more vibrant as well.

      Reply

      • Jeri Nielsen
        January 25, 2023

        Thanks for your response. I used the full amount of sugar and found that the sauce is very sweet, but then again I usually use half the sugar called for in most recipes. It will be perfect over plain yogurt! I may even freeze some. Thanks for a great, easy recipe that’s fun to make!

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          January 25, 2023

          You’re welcome! 🙂

          Reply

  • janice bienke
    January 17, 2023

    Do i put this on top of the cake first and then the cream or put the cream on first.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 17, 2023

      Hi Janice! It’s probably best to just add this on top of the cream.

      Reply

  • Cindy A
    January 4, 2023

    So good! I made this to top your cheesecake that I made and it was excellent! Everyone loved it, even my husband who doesn’t like strawberries!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 4, 2023

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Cindy! Thank you!

      Reply

  • Rosanna Hynes
    December 26, 2022

    Hi Nastasha,
    Can I freeze this for future use? Wanted to save time for all the last minute things I am making so if I can make this ahead that would be great. Thanks

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 26, 2022

      Hi Rosanna! You can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. I have not tested freezing it, but one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    December 3, 2022

    I have been looking for this recipe for over 30 years! Reminds me and my husband of our favorite B&B. Had over Belgium Waffles. So easy to make

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • BonnieB
    November 22, 2022

    I really screwed up! I doubled the strawberries and misunderstood about lemon juice. Added a whole lemon instead of 2 tablespoons. So waster almost $10. Any way to salvage this?
    Thanks,
    Bonnie

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    • Natasha
      November 22, 2022

      Hi Bonnie, just add more sugar to balance out the lemon and tanginess. It should work great with more sugar.

      Reply

  • Brody
    November 19, 2022

    Hi there! I’ve only started cooking/baking in the last few years and I love this recipe. I’ve used this recipe many many times. It’s simple and easy to follow and works. I use the bag of frozen strawberries from superstore, no measuring, just the entire bag (it’s about the right amount). I’ve used this sauce for toppings for waffles and pancakes and even used other berries and used it to top cheese cake (pretty runny for cheese cake but I’m learning).

    Today I am making your tres leches cake. I appreciate that your recipes are simple enough a single dad can step through them and have success. Thanks for the videos, the metric conversion, and the simple walk through step by step. Thanks also for often explaining why a certain step is taken so I can actually learn and apply these skills in other recipes that are not as well planned out.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 19, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Brody! 🙂

      Reply

  • Veronica
    November 19, 2022

    So delicious! I had this over pancakes and it was perfect. I made a smaller portion than the recipe, and added sugar by taste.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Karen
    October 5, 2022

    After you cook the strawberry 🍓, do you then blend it up or what? It shows a tip on not what to do, but nothing if they have to be blended

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      Hi Karen, we do not blend this sauce. We slice our strawberries by hand and our finished sauce is chunky. I have not tested that but it may work. You may be able to put it through a fine-mesh sieve and stir the puree for a minute or two until you get it to the consistency you want if you do not want this chunky.

      Reply

  • Deb
    September 24, 2022

    I noticed in a lot of other recipes, cornstarch is used-what’s the reason for not using it here? Thanks!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 24, 2022

      Hi Deb! This recipe thickens naturally as it cooks down and doesn’t need it. The 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

  • Ashley
    August 22, 2022

    This is amazing!!! I made this as a replacement for the fruit spreads in individual yogurts/cottage cheeses. This worked perfectly. I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and it still tasted great and sweet!

    I’m wondering if this could be done with other fruits, such as peaches or raspberries. Any suggestions?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      Hi Ashley! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. I think that would still work with raspberries. You may need a little less cooking time. This is our go-to raspberry-syrup but if you wanted a little more texture, I think raspberries are worth experimenting with!

      Reply

  • Sam
    August 20, 2022

    Fast, easy, tasty recipe! Second time I’ve used this recipe everyone loves it

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2022

      That’s great, Sam! So glad it’s enjoyed. 🙂

      Reply

  • Heidi
    August 18, 2022

    Excuse me ma’am! I used this recipe for mason jar strawberry shortcake as well as strawberry shortcake cupcakes. That’s what my daughter wanted for her 18th birthday and IT WAS A HIT!! It turned out amazing. Thank you for this recipe. Keep the recipes coming and again THANK YOU 🤗

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Heidi! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

      Reply

  • Casey Antocci
    August 9, 2022

    Do you add any water in with the strawberries or do the strawberries naturally have enough moisture in them to boil on their own? I haven’t tried this yet but I’m worried that the sugar will burn in the pot while it is heating up.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 10, 2022

      Hi Casey! The strawberries will release plenty of liquid in the process. You do not need to add water. 🙂

      Reply

  • Ian
    July 17, 2022

    Lovely sauce. Really tasty.
    Could i ask please. We halved the sauce recipe as we only needed 3 tbsp for what we were making. The sauce seemed not to be pourable and more a nice jam consistency. How do you make it runny again to pour over eton mess.
    Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2022

      Hi Ian, if less was made, it was likely cooked down too much. You can try adding more ingredients/ strawberries.

      Reply

  • Cherry Sikes
    July 13, 2022

    Made it for the first time! I’m hooked! It’s so easy and so delicious! I had to combine fresh and frozen berries because my grandson sneaked a few fresh ones from my supply! Worked out great/ just had to up the sugar a tad and let it simmer a bit longer. Delish! Thanks

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 13, 2022

      So glad you enjoy this recipe. 🙂

      Reply

  • Maggie Urban
    June 30, 2022

    Make your strawberry topping it was delicious. From East Earl Pennsylvania.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2022

      Hello there Maggie, so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

      • Stephanie Hodges
        July 27, 2022

        I am having a bake sale on Saturday. Is it too early to make this sauce today?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 27, 2022

          Hi Stephanie, 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

  • Indiana
    June 12, 2022

    Can you make this in large quantities, and then can it in small mason jars, like strawberry jam? Do you think it would it keep for about a year? I am thinking of doing this when strawberries come in season soon, instead of making jam like I planned. I really love this on cheesecake and on toast.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      Hi there, 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

  • Suzanne
    June 9, 2022

    Hi can the strawberry sauce been used instead of jam in a Victoria sponge cake 😊

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 9, 2022

      Hi Suzanne. I think that could work. The sauce is runnier than jam so you’ll have to watch that.

      Reply

  • Shanay
    June 7, 2022

    I made the sauce and it’s amazing. How long does this strawberry sauce last in the refrigerator

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 7, 2022

      Great to hear that you enjoyed the sauce! You can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve

      Reply

  • Nan Norris
    May 30, 2022

    Can you use the Same recipe if you are using frozen strawberry’s?
    Are the amounts the same?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2022

      Hi Nan, 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

  • Sharon Ward
    May 27, 2022

    Would like to know if Monk fruit sweetener (which is better for you) will work in this recipe..

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    • Sharon Ward
      May 27, 2022

      Also I love your blog but I have to alter each for no gluten.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 27, 2022

      Hi Sharon! I have not tested it but here is what one of my other readers said, “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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    • Deana
      June 5, 2022

      Unfortunately, Monk fruit sweetener contains erythritol which isn’t good for you unless you can find it without it. I’ve read that much of the erythritol found on grocery shelves originates from genetically modified corn or wheat. Some studies link GMO consumption to immune problems, infertility, inhibited insulin regulation, and accelerated aging. Suppliers often pair this sugar alternative with aspartame to increase its sweetness. Aspartame induces weight gain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fibromyalgia, brain tumors, and many other maladies. The potential effects of erythritol produced from GMO crops and combined with unhealthy additives could lead to serious unforeseen health consequences.

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      • Deana
        June 5, 2022

        But this sauce is excellent and It will be my go to for many desserts and ICE CREAM!! 🙂

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 5, 2022

          I’m really glad to hear that, Deana!

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  • Sylvia Williams
    May 19, 2022

    Can this strawberry sauce be used as the swirl in pound cake batter, if so will it need to be pureed?

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    • Natasha
      May 19, 2022

      Hi Sylvia, I haven’t tested that but it sounds like a delicious idea.

      Reply

  • Sharry Akin
    May 17, 2022

    Made this tonight for strawberry short cakes. My whole family loved it! Super easy and yummmmmy! 🍓

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 18, 2022

      Glad to hear that, Sharry! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Patti Baker
    May 14, 2022

    How long will this last in a mason jar when stored in the fridge ?
    Can I make it a week in advance ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Kelly
    May 14, 2022

    This looks like just the thing for all my berries. Could it be water bath canned for storage?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 14, 2022

      Hi Kelly, I have not tested this to advise for canning. But one of our readers wrote in saying it freezes well, “I freeze mine, and it turns out great.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Jeremy
    May 8, 2022

    I made this with frozen strawberries and it was perfect! I only added 2-3 tbsp of sugar since the berries were very sweet.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 8, 2022

      Hi Jeremy, thank you for your good comments and feedback, We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Nancy Bettis
    May 3, 2022

    I’d like to try the strawberry sauce but with less sugar or maybe with a substitute like stevia? Would that work?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      I haven’t tried those substitutions, so I can’t speak to that. Substitutions may hinder the recipe outcome. I always suggest making a recipe as written the first time around.

      Reply

  • Christine Borup
    April 26, 2022

    Made this for my French toast this morning. It was delicious!!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Christine!

      Reply

  • Mandy Manne
    April 26, 2022

    Kindly advise whether you can freeze your strawberry sauce.
    Thank you .

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2022

      Hi Mandy, 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

  • Ellen Faker
    April 23, 2022

    I love your recipes & I enjoy watching you prepare them! You are so delightful!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2022

      Thank you, Ellen. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Cathy Brown
    April 23, 2022

    My mother used to make this same recipe but she use powdered sugar instead. How much would you think I would need if I substituted it?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 23, 2022

      Hi Cathy, I have not tested this to advise.

      Reply

  • Elizabeth Murray
    April 23, 2022

    Thank you for your recipe for your strawberry sauce it was for my cream scones it was delicious

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 23, 2022

      Sounds delicious on scones! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Isori
    April 19, 2022

    I just made this, didn’t have lemon, but had some lime juice and it’s delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Isori!

      Reply

  • Laura Schlachta
    April 17, 2022

    I didn’t have lemon juice so I took a chance and used 1-1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar instead. Oh my…. that was SOOOO good!! I used the sauce as filling for a cake. Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Hi Laura, great to hear that it worked out fine! Thanks for sharing that with us, we appreciate the good feedback.

      Reply

  • Rita M Hall
    April 9, 2022

    This strawberry sauce is perfect over blintzes. I served it with my blintz souffle for my 80th birthday brunch.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2022

      Aww, That’s the best! Thank you for sharing that with me! & Happy Birthday Rita! This is the perfect treat for a birthday celebration!

      Reply

  • Stacy
    April 4, 2022

    Hi, do you think I could blend the finished sauce and strain it to make a smooth sauce? Not a huge fan of the chunks and seeds in a topping for my cheesecake. Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 4, 2022

      Hi Stacy, I have not tested that but it may work. You may also be able to put it through a fine-mesh sieve and stir the puree for a minute or two until you get it to the consistency you want it.

      Reply

  • Liz
    March 27, 2022

    the words of my 8 year old nephew: It’s better than the pancake box! We loved it with homemade strawberry sauce! (Strawberries, sugar, lemon juice)

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Awesome, thank you so much for sharing!

      Reply

  • Evelyn Boyce
    March 27, 2022

    Do you have cook books to sale? Watch you everyday. Love everything you cook. Love your Family. Children are beautiful.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Hello Evelyn, not at the moment but I am already working on a cookbook so stay tuned!

      Reply

  • Roger
    March 26, 2022

    Spooned it over a dip of vanilla ice cream, just wonderful! Really good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2022

      Oh yum! Great idea! I’m so glad you loved this, Roger!

      Reply

  • Ashley
    March 22, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I’ve made this so many times for cakes and mini cheesecakes and it comes out sooo good every time! I was curious if you can use other fruits like raspberries or blackberries?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2022

      Hi Ashley, 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

  • Becky
    March 15, 2022

    DONT add lemon juice!!!! Makes it toooo tangy and your mouth will pucker, tongue feels awful!!!

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    • Natasha
      March 15, 2022

      Hi Becky, using winter strawberries can make the sauce much sourer if the strawberries are not sweet to begin with and in that case, you would use the lemon juice if needed and to taste. The lemon juice does help to keep the color more vibrant as well.

      Reply

  • Cassy
    March 6, 2022

    Do you think this would work in the place of strawberry puree in a buttercream recipe? I don’t have a food processor and was looking for an easy way to make a good strawberry puree and stumbled upon this post.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2022

      Hi Cassy, I haven’t really tried that yet to advise. I think it’s worth experimenting with. If you try that version, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Margaret
    February 27, 2022

    I’m going to make your lovely Strawberry Sauce for a cake Natasha. While I I have time to make it tomorrow I won’t need if for a few days. Will it keep in a jar in the fridge for 4 days?
    Thanks.
    Margaret

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 27, 2022

      Hi Margaret, 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

  • Irene Kyriopoulos
    February 11, 2022

    Hi Natasha
    I have made many of your recipes and love this cheese cake no bake strawberry cheese cake I made one this morning and accidentally forgot to put the lemon juice in.
    Will the cheese cake set if I forgot to put the lemon juice in .thanks for all the beautiful recipes ❤️

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2022

      Hi Irene, it will still work out great!

      Reply

  • Pollie
    February 3, 2022

    I have a question…is it 1 lb before the strawberries are prepped, or 1 lb prepped? I know it’s kind of random, but my strawberries didn’t look so good once I got home. So after I hulled and trimmed them I ended up with 9 oz of strawberries. I’m assuming I should put about half the sugar and lemon?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 5, 2022

      yes- 1 lb Strawberries prepped. You could try half the sugar and lemon and adjust the recipe as needed until you get the desired sweetness.

      Reply

  • Busaina
    February 3, 2022

    Hi Natasha,

    How do I get the sauce back to desired consistency after refridgeration? Is it ok to microwave in bursts of few seconds until warm?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2022

      Hi Busaina, you can enjoy it cold or warm it up in a saucepan on the stove.

      Reply

  • Brenda
    January 25, 2022

    Hello,
    Looking for a strawberry filling for a cake I am going to be making. Will this work inside a cake?
    Have tried other recipes that you have and have not been disappointed! Yum

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2022

      Hi Brenda, I bet if you thickened this sauce, it would work great as a cake filling! I hope you love it!

      Reply

      • sj
        February 4, 2022

        hi! how would you advise thickening the sauce? i read elsewhere that suggested 3 tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup of water? thank you!

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          February 5, 2022

          This recipe thickens naturally as it cooks down and doesn’t need it. The 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

      • Mary
        April 25, 2022

        Hi Natasha, I enjoy your recipes. With this strawberry sauce can I can them and store in cabinet or does need to be refridgerated

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          April 25, 2022

          Hi Mary, this should be refrigerated.

          Reply

    • Linda J
      April 22, 2022

      I am also looking for a cake filling. I think corn starch would thicken it.

      Reply

  • Dani F
    January 20, 2022

    Hi Natasha! Would I be able to use frozen strawberries? If so, would they taste any different? Or would you recommend using fresh strawberries?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      Hi Dani, 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

  • Raymond
    December 25, 2021

    Made this this morning, taste test is so good! Really good! Looking forward to topping off my homemade cheesecake with it.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2021

      It will be perfect with your homemade cheesecake. Enjoy!

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  • Tracey Anderson
    December 25, 2021

    Hi Natasha Merry Christmas! I tweaked my recipe by adding a bit of strawberry gelatin to this. It really made a nice glossy sauce for the cheesecake! Thank you for making my holiday cooking so much easier, I’m doing your prime rib roast too with your horseradish sauce 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2021

      Hello Tracey, Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Nice to know that it worked well by adding strawberry gelatin to the recipe, I will try that next time too.

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  • Pamela
    December 24, 2021

    Yummy! Just finished this for Christmas cheesecake. Taste test is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Pamela!

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  • Ashley
    December 22, 2021

    This is the best strawberry sauce. I always use it to top mini cheesecakes, spread on toast or like you said, eating it by the spoon! 😂

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  • Aston Knight
    December 6, 2021

    Hey! How long can this sauce be kept for once without freezing please? Thanks in advance!

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    • Natasha
      December 6, 2021

      Hi Aston, You can make this strawberry topping 1 to 3 days in advance, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • Dove
    November 25, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I love your recipes. They’re easy to follow so I want to thank you for that. I have made this sauce twice though and each time it’s turned out pretty thin. I use fresh strawberries and fresh lemon juice. Do you have any suggestions?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2021

      Hi Dove, 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.

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  • Vicky
    November 23, 2021

    Awesome in every way! Made it 3x and making it again today for Thanksgiving. Thank you so much Natasha for the best dessert ever!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 23, 2021

      You are very welcome, Vicky! Thanks for your wonderful review.

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  • Danielle
    November 19, 2021

    Easy and so tasty! I’ve loved strawberry sauce since I was little, and this recipe made it so simple for me to make it myself. The lemon brightens it perfectly.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2021

      Don’t you love how simple it is! I’m glad you loved it, Danielle!

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      • Cindy Cabrera
        November 23, 2021

        Hi Natasha, do you strain the sauce after it’s cooled down?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 23, 2021

          Hi Cindy, no, I did not strain the sauce! I hope you love it!

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  • Aisha Zain Iqbal
    November 2, 2021

    Should we simmer for 20 – 23 mins, because the strawberries seem perfect after around 5 mins? And I absolutely love your recipes. They completely fail-proof and amazing in every way.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      Hi Aisha, depending on how high your heat is, that timing may change. Once you get it to the consistency you like, it may take more or less time.

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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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2021

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

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  • Ramya Pasumarthy
    September 2, 2021

    Can we use Blueberries instead of Strawberry

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 2, 2021

      Hi Ramya, this works great with blueberries!

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  • Diane
    August 11, 2021

    Can this be frozen?

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    • 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.

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  • Marilyn
    August 10, 2021

    Canyou use frozen strawberries?

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    • 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.

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  • 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!

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      • Heather Dorey
        September 12, 2021

        so good

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 12, 2021

          Thank you!

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  • 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!!

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    • 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!

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  • Rhonda Aquino
    July 11, 2021

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

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 11, 2021

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

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  • 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.

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      • 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!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 9, 2021

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

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  • 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!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

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

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  • Teri B.
    June 17, 2021

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

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    • 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.

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      • 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 🙂

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 23, 2021

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

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      • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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    • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!”

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

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

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  • 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!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

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

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  • 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?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2021

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

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  • 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

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    • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Kara
    April 29, 2021

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

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

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  • Susan West
    April 23, 2021

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe, Susan!

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