recipe

We think you’ll be berry pleased with this sweet sauce that’s studded with chunks of fresh strawberries–pour it over ice cream, waffles, pancakes, and more!

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes, plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes 1 cup

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Prepare Ingredients

3¼ cups (1 pound)
strawberries
3 tablespoons
sugar

Gather Cooking Equipment

Cutting board
Chef's knife
Medium saucepan
Potato masher
Rubber spatula
1
 
3¼ cups (1 pound)
strawberries

Working with 1 strawberry at a time, place strawberries on their sides on cutting board and use knife to carefully cut off tops with leafy green parts. Discard strawberry tops.

 
2
 

Transfer hulled strawberries to medium saucepan. Use potato masher to mash until fruit is mostly broken down.

 
3
 
3 tablespoons
sugar

Add sugar and use rubber spatula to stir until combined.

 
4
 

Bring strawberry mixture to simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 10 to 12 minutes.

 
5
 

Turn off heat and slide saucepan to a cool burner. Let sauce cool completely, 20 to 30 minutes. Serve. (Strawberry sauce can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2 days.)