Yup, it’s true. Strawberry sauce can change your life. I was watching The Pioneer Woman one morning (newly obsessed with her), and she was putting together a pancake bar with this strawberry sauce. I knew it was a must-have for the breakfast night I had planned later that week. My friends are super gracious and decided to be my guinea pigs, and I don’t think they were disappointed.
Can I tell you that this strawberry sauce is one of the best things I have ever made?!?
Since I was trying it out for the first time, I only made a quarter of the recipe. Well, turns out I’m an idiot. Next time, I will make the full amount and just eat it with a spoon. And you can use the strawberries for more than just the sauce! You can also use the mashed strawberries for strawberry pancakes or on toast. If you need a good pancake recipe, check out this post. With all the sugar, it isn’t the healthiest addition to your breakfast, but you could probably sub out the sugar for another type of sweetener. I may try that next time and report back!
- 4 lbs strawberries hulled & halved
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 lemon juiced (about 3 Tbl of lemon juice)
- Place ingredients in a pot over medium-high heat.
- Stirring constantly, bring it to a gentle boil and cook until strawberries are soft (about 5-6 minutes).
- Once soft, mash the strawberries.
- Pour over a mesh strainer into a bowl and use a spoon to make sure you get as much juice as possible out of the fruit (save the pulp).
- Scoop out as much foam as possible and pour the sauce back into your pot. Add 1/4 cup of the pulp and boil again for 3 minutes over medium-high heat.
- Skim off any new foam and let cool before placing into the fridge to thicken up (I warmed it up a bit before putting on pancakes).
This strawberry sauce is a great recipe to make and have on hand for overnight guests or holiday visitors. It is a crowd pleaser and they will think you did something super fancy. I’m also interested in trying this recipe out using other fruits. I think a blackberry or berry medley would be awesome. Or mango. Or peach. And now I’m starving…