Strawberry is a beautiful fruit!!! But I never thought of preparing strawberry sauce. I had always enjoyed this fruit in its raw form. And no one else in the house shares strawberry with me, strange… but true!!! And I am not even complaining …! But this winter season I decided to go one step further with strawberries and prepared strawberry sauce. I am planning to freeze it to relish during summer with ice-cream. My husband Manish and daughter Apoorva, both don’t even try to taste this fruit. So after preparing sauce I forced both of them to taste it and to my utmost surprise they both liked it a lot!
That was an achievement!!!!!
I guess the reason why they both liked homemade strawberry sauce was because it was not overly sweet in taste as strawberries were little tangy in taste. I didn’t add too much sugar to cover up the whole tart taste. It was a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavor.
In my opinion if you are preparing strawberry sauce, decide the amount of sugar depending on the sweet or sour taste of strawberries. If fruit is too sweet, reduce the amount of sugar and add little quantity of lemon juice in the end of preparation.
In case if you are more interested to prepare strawberry compote, follow the same process. The only difference would be that for compote we don’t cook strawberries for a longer time. Compote is ready within 10 minutes of cooking and sauce is cooked on sim heat for 25-30 minutes because we need to thicken it. Later while in the fridge it thickens more.
I have Salted Caramel Sauce recipe also in the blog. If you are interested ,can check that also.
Strawberries 1/2 kg
Granulated sugar 1/3 cup
Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Wash strawberries nicely in running water and keep them on a sieve to drain our all water.
Remove green leaves from the fruit and slice each strawberry in 4 pieces.
In a thick bottomed saucepan combine strawberries and sugar and start cooking on medium to sim heat.
Keep stirring it until strawberries start leaving their juice and sugar melts completely.
Now keep the heat on sim and let it cook for 25 – 30 minutes. Occasionally keep stirring them.
Sauce will thicken up and it will be in deep dark red colour in half an hour.
Switch off heat and taste it. If it tastes very sweet add 1/2 tbsp lemon juice to add slight tangy flavor and let it cool down completely. If you want to use this sauce in between the layers of cake or cheesecake in slightly more refined way, you can puree it in mixer, sieve it and use as filling.
Store in a neat bottle in the fridge for 10-12 days but I really doubt it will last that long. Your kids will be finding an excuse to stay near the refrigerator to lick it again and again!!!
Are you planning to prepare this delicious kid’s favorite fruit sauce? I think you should.. . because once your first bottle is over, you can again prepare fresh one. After all nothing is better than fresh home made sauce!!!
Would love to hear from you all through the comments section ❤️❤️.
53 thoughts on “Strawberry sauce”
Wow Deeksha! Strawberries… I love Strawberries 😍. Thanks for this beautiful post.
Anamika, I am truly humbled 😊😊
Arre…I am honoured…. please you proudly keep posting your lovely yummies…..All drool worthy yum makes our tummy ……Yummy Tummy…😁
Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation 😘😘
My pleasure Deeksha….
It looks easy to do and yet great in taste
Oh, it really tasted great Subhashini! Thank you so much!
Looks great and I bet it will taste heavenly!😃😃
Thank you very much Ramyani. It tasted really good!!
U gave me a very good idea. I will try it for sure!!😁
I will be honoured!!
My favorite 😍
I thought of this way..
Thanks a lot Chiru 😊
Beautiful! I love that you didn’t add a bunch of sugar and advise readers to adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of the strawberries. So many people want to add unnecessary sugar which just masks the deliciousness of the fruit.
Thank you very much Lesley for going through the whole post 😊😊
Though fruits are best in their raw form but to preserve them for off season can’t avoid adding additional sugar .
Agreed! It’s just so nice you adjust and lessen it when possible. 🙂 I hope it came off as a compliment – I truly meant it that way. I enjoy your posts tremendously! 🙂
This looks so delicious! Even I make every season and use white vinegar in place of lemon juice and stays good throughout the year if stored properly in refrigerator.
That’s a great tip !! Thank you so much 😊😊 I will definitely prepare another batch and preserve it through vinegar .
Lovely share Deeksha. Such a beautiful color !
Thank you very much!!
Since I always seem to ruin healthy recipes…lol I would pour that over shortcake and top with whipped cream. Excellent post!
At some point of time we all fall in the trap of taste over health… Lol…..
Looks so tasty! 😊
Thank you very much Irene
Mmmmm. I do something similar in the summer with purple plums. So yummy!
Summer is round the corner Nora, I will also try with purple plums. Thank you for sharing the idea.
Yummy, and soooo pretty!
Thank you very much for visiting the blog!!
I like the beautiful color and I am sure it tastes delicious too. 🙂
Thanks a lot Megala, It was really good to go with any other dish!!
Love its rich colour. I can imagine the sweet aroma wafting from the sauce. Thanks for sharing this Deeksha.
Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation Radha☺️☺️
This is great, Deeksha! Very creative and it looks delicious — and simply to make! I am going to try it!
That sounds so good
Thanks a lot for visiting the blog 😊
Wow Deeksha strawberries.. 😊
Your blog is very delicious anf fascinating 😊😊
Sadia, thank you very much for visiting the blog and appreciating the post with so much love 😊😊
Most welcome, Deeksha 😊
Thank you for sharing such a different kind of delicacy..!! 🙂
All my friends and family love strawberries! I should definitely try your sauce!! :))
I usually freeze them together with blackberries, cherries, red and white currants, gooseberries and raspberries. Wash them and leave them to dry off, then cut the strawberries in half (or less) and add a little sugar. You may substitute other berries than those, of course, but this really works well (and they grow in my garden… 😉 ). Whenever I serve it, I find out I have too little! 😀
Also goes amazingly with icecream – or even yoghurt! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Wishing you a lovely and sweet week, my friend! 😊💖
Thank you very much Elena for sharing your method. Freezing berries is a great way to use them later in whatever way we want them. Serving ice-cream with berries enhances the presentation a lot!!
And home-grown strawberries- your family a very lucky!!
I have never been to a strawberry farm, I think that if ever I will visit, it would be a great memorable experience for me!!
This sauce would also go perfectly with vanilla icecream! Yummy!
Strawberries are lovely. I like them fresh as well, and my husband prefers them cut in pieces, then mixed with sugar and let them soak for a while, and then he pours cream over it, lots of cream … 😀 We have a few in the garden, not many, but still … 😉
Thank you very much dear Stella 😊 Now you are making me also craving for ice-cream 😋😋
You grow strawberries also😳
This is wonderful!
I so much wish to see strawberry farming. It would be such a beautiful picture… a farm full of beautiful strawberries!!
The flowers are also quite beautiful.
Then some day I will see flowers and strawberries both through your lens😊
I will take photos for you next May/June … 🙂
Now am I lucky or not😉
This sauce looks deliciousssssssss Deeksha🤩
Ruelha, thank you very much 😊 I guess strawberry-sauce is Irresistible for almost all age groups ☺️
So true….I actually love the fruit too….so to me it’s even better 🍓😍🤩