Strawberry sauce

Strawberry sauce recipe

This simple homemade strawberry sauce is a great sauce for topping pancakes, crepes, french toast, waffles, ice cream, cakes and more. One of great things of making your own fruit sauces at home is that you can control how much sugar is added – which can also be adjusted based on the sweetness of the fruit. You can make this sauce any time of the year. During the winter you can use frozen strawberries in place of fresh ones. And during the spring/summer months it’s a delicious way to use those fresh strawberries. Homemade fruit sauces are also a good way to get kids involved in the kitchen. The younger ones can help wash the strawberries, while the older ones can help cut the fruit and stir it. My kids love making topping sauces that they can then use on their favorite breakfast o dessert.


Easy strawberry sauce

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Strawberry sauce
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: ~ 2 cups of strawberry sauce

Strawberry sauce

Easy recipe for homemade strawberry sauce prepared with fresh (or frozen) strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.


  • 1 lb. strawberries, washed, hulled & sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar or grated panela/piloncillo - adjust more or less to your preference
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ lemon, juiced


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook over medium low heat for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Serve warm or cold.


Step by step preparation photos for homemade strawberry sauce:

1- Slice fresh strawberry to make a topping sauce 2 - Combine the strawberries with sugar, lemon juice and water

3 - Boil over low medium heat for about 20-30 minutes Homemade strawberry sauce

Strawberry sauce recipe

This post was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by Layla Pujol


  1. Just made it and used Turbinado sugar, for use on french toast. Perfect.

  2. Can you use brown sugar??? Instead of white will it make a difference???

    Brown sugar will work fine

  3. Louise (fayes mammy) says:

    Just made this for a cheesecake topping for my friends 30th birthday and I’m so pleased with it. All right I know I know it’s a great recipe which is why it turned out so perfect but I’m still proud!! Thanks for sharing this. I’ll be using it again.

  4. Just made it for funnel cake. It was so easy to make and very yummy :)

  5. I just made this recipe and served it at a dinner party with my homemade crepes and custard. it was a huge hit! Thank you so much for posting it.

  6. Delicious. Accompanied with waffles and cream cheese. Great recipe!

  7. Do you cook it covered or uncovered?

  8. I’ve made this twice in the last two weeks for my daughters waffles. She LOVES it. In fact this morning I heard her saying ‘This is soooo good’. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Hi!

    Thank you for such a great recipe I absolutely loveeeeee strawberries! I just made it today for the first time and it came out a little runny, I think is because the strawberries were frozen but I am not sure, still very tasty and delis. Is it supposed to come out thick?

    Thanks a bunch!


  10. I just made this and it came out great. Its exactly what I hoped – perfect for mixing with homemade Greek yogurt. I made a second batch with blueberries that was also delicious.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. How long will this last if stored in the fridge?

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