It’s a bit of an understatement to say that I’m obsessed with sauces. Whether savory or sweet, I’m continuously amazed at how a simple sauce can transform a meal from extraordinary to unforgettable. One of my very favorite sauces (and, soon to be yours too, I bet!) is Easy Strawberry Sauce. What makes it one of my favorites? Well, it takes less than twenty minutes to make, consists of only four simple ingredients, and, is ridiculously delicious!
Loved by kids and adults alike, Easy Strawberry Sauce is a fantastic topping for pancakes, ice cream, waffles, French toast…you name it, pretty much everything! And, it makes for a quick and easy dinner party dessert when simply served over store bought cheesecake, pound cake, or angel food cake (you can even make an “adult version” of Easy Strawberry Sauce by adding your favorite liqueur during the cooking process).
With strawberry season already in full swing, this is the perfect time to visit your local farmers market and whip up a big batch of this delicious sauce tonight. You, your family, and your dinner guests will all be glad that you did – enjoy!
Easy Strawberry Sauce
Makes 4 servings
1 lb. fresh strawberries
1/3 cup white sugar
Juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Wash strawberries and remove stems; cut berries into quarters. Combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. When juice begins to form, press on strawberries with a potato masher to break berries into chunks and to help produce the syrup. Cook until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving (sauce will continue to thicken as it cools). Cover and store Easy Strawberry Sauce in your refrigerator for up to five days.