Strawberry sauce

Strawberry is a beautiful fruit!!! But I never thought of using it in any other way than enjoying it raw. And no one else in the house shares strawberry with me, strange… but true!!! And I am not even complaining ….!


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 the sause was because it was not completely sweet in taste and lemon juice was also not added because 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 taste of strawberries. If fruit is 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.

Ingredients :

Strawberries 1/2 kg

Granulated sugar 1/3 cup

Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp (optional)

Process :

Wash strawberries nicely in running water and keep them on a sieve to drain our all water.


Cut out green leaves from them 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.

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 ❤️❤️.




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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

44 thoughts on “Strawberry sauce

  1. 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.

    1. 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 .

      1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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! 😊💖

    1. 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!!

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