You can use this recipe to make any kind of fruit sauce. All you would need to do is replace the strawberries with a fruit like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, etc.
If you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand you can use frozen strawberries like I did. Just place the frozen strawberries in a bowl and leave them out on the counter for an hour or so to defrost. If you are using fresh strawberries, be sure to wash them and cut the stems off.
- 1 10 ounce package of strawberries - I used a package of frozen strawberries. If using fresh, this is close to a pint of strawberries.
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar - you may need less or more to get it to your desired sweetness.
Place the strawberries into a medium sized saucepan and add the lemon juice and 3/4 of the amount of sugar. Pour in enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan. The water should come up no higher than halfway up the strawberries.
Simmer the strawberries, stirring frequently.
As the strawberries soften, use a spoon to mash them up.
Continue simmering and stirring the sauce until the sauce is able to coat the back of the spoon. Once it can do that, go ahead and remove it from the heat. Allow the strawberry sauce to cool for 10 minutes.
For a smooth strawberry sauce, pour the sauce into a blender and pulse until it becomes smooth. Be careful pouring the sauce. You do not want any to touch your skin as it may still be quite hot. Once the sauce has cooled enough to taste, taste it to see if it requires any more of the sugar. If so, blend in small amounts of extra sugar until you have the desired sweetness.
To serve, drizzle the strawberry sauce over your dessert. This will probably be a cheesecake or a strawberry shortcake. For an even fancier presentation, place the strawberry sauce into a squeezable sauce bottle so you can create designs on the plate using the sauce.
Any leftover strawberry sauce can easily be frozen so you can use it as needed in the future.
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