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Strawberry Sauce

This incredible Strawberry Sauce is packed with the flavor of sweet and juicy strawberries. Try this sauce as a topping on ice cream, cheesecake, pound cake, angel food cake, yogurt, and more!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 makes approximately 2 cups
Calories 68kcal


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, chopped or sliced
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam or preserves


  • Place strawberries and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • In a small bowl whisk cornstarch with three tablespoons of water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the strawberries.
  • Turn the heat on medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Once bubbling, turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently and scraping the edges and bottom of the pan for about 5 minutes. The mixture should be juicy and thickened, and the strawberries should be soft. If desired, you can press down on some of the strawberries with a spoon or spatula to break them down a bit more. Stir in lemon juice and strawberry jam.
  • Cool to room temp then transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


If you cut the strawberries in slightly different sizes the larger pieces will stay intact and the smaller pieces will breakdown into the sauce, creating a nice texture.
Adjust the sweetness based on how sweet your strawberries are. If your strawberries are extra sweet you can either reduce the amount of sugar or the amount of jam.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg