On Sunday morning, as I’m making up a batch of pancakes, I realize the unimaginable – We were fresh out of syrup!
Did I panic? Nope! Well, kind of, but not really. Partly because I’m not really a panicky person, but mostly because I knew exactly how I was going to remedy the situation: yummy strawberry syrup! Well, it’s more like a strawberry sauce, but you get the idea.
It’s very quick and easy, and you can whip it up in no time. Add it to your pancakes or waffles, or drizzle it on some homemade ice cream, or use it to make strawberry shortcakes!
You can use either fresh or frozen berries; I recently froze a whole bunch of strawberries so that’s what I used. Cut them into halves or quarters, and add them to a pot, along with the sugar (or sweetener of choice).
Cook them over medium-low heat until the sugar melts, then turn up the heat to medium and bring to a boil.
Once it boils, remove from heat and lightly mash the strawberries to help them release their juices. I used a potato masher, but you could just use a fork or a wooden spoon.
Return to heat and bring back to a boil, then dissolve the cornstarch into some water and add to the pot. Stir the sauce and continue boiling for another couple minutes until it thickens.
|Homemade Strawberry Sauce||
- 2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 3-4 tablespoons sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 3-4 tablespoons water
- Cut strawberries into halves or quarters, and add to a pot, along with the sugar.
- Cook them over medium-low heat until the sugar melts, then turn up the heat to medium and bring to a boil.
- Once it boils, remove from heat and lightly mash the strawberries using a potato masher, or a fork or wooden spoon.
- Return to heat and bring back to a boil, then dissolve cornstarch into the water and add to the pot. Stir the sauce and continue boiling for another couple minutes until it thickens.
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I’ve made this a few times and it’s always wonderful, thanks. I do reduce the sugar to 2 TBS and use a one-pound bag of frozen, sliced strawberries.
Debra @ Sweet Kisses
Yummy! That looks delicious. I love strawberries. Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Hope to see you again this Wednesday.
It really is delicious and so simple! Thanks for hosting, and I’ll see you next week!
I love strawberry sauce/syrup. I make huckleberry sauce last year and I almost didn’t want to share!
Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, fabulously tasty, frozen yogurt!
Here’s the link: http://www.momessentials.net/fabulous-family-frozen-yogurt/
I mentioned you on my blog today, come check it out! http://mamaldiane.com/?p=7300
THanks so much, Diane! I’m honored 🙂
Mmm! Your strawberry sauce looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! 🙂
I’m going to make this strawberry syrup. It’s looks heavenly!
Thanks so much for hosting this again! Some good posts this week! I have the next post in my apartment homesteading series up “Learn to Cook” an Anti-Dandruff shampoo recipe, and a wonderful face scrub recipe! Thanks!
Thanks for the link-up party! Shared my cloth diapering guide. Happy to see what everyone else has to share 🙂
This looks delicius, Sarah, and I often do something similar in the winte rmonths with my frozen berries. Its a great way to dress up pancakes or oatmeal in the dead of winter when you’re longing for the fresh taste of summer. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this fun party!
Dawn @ SFF
Heya! So great to get a feature for my reusable shopping bag post! Thanks!
This week I’ve posted on growing and using mustard greens, for all of those who are planning their fall gardens now. I’m also hosting a great giveaway for a set of organic herbal teas from Mountain Rose Herbs!
Have a great week!