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Homemade Strawberry Sauce

This homemade strawberry sauce recipe is easy to make and only requires three simple ingredients. Perfect for topping on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cheesecakes, and so much more!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade strawberry sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 and 1/4 cups strawberry sauce
Author Danielle


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries , stems removed and sliced
  • 1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  • In a medium-sized sauce pan, stir together the strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice until well combined.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices and the mixture starts to boil (about 5-8 minute). Then, slightly reduce the heat to low-medium heat and allow the strawberries to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Once the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat and pour in a glass container and allow to cool completely. Top on your favorite dessert or refrigerate until ready to use.


Strawberries: If using frozen strawberries, use 2 and 1/4 cups and allow the mixture to cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat slightly and allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
Storage instructions: Store leftover strawberry sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.