Make your own strawberry sauce from scratch with this easy recipe. With only 3 ingredients, it can be made with fresh or frozen berries. I
Add 1/2 the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to a medium saucepan over low-medium heat.
Bring to a gentle boil while stirring occasionally. The strawberries will start to soften, the sugar will dissolve, and the juices will come out.
After about 5 minutes, add the rest of the strawberries.
Let the mixture gently boil until the strawberries soften.
Remove from the heat. Serve either warm or cooled. I recommend warm over pancakes or ice cream, and cooled over cheesecake.
Add the cooled strawberry sauce to a blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Optionally, push the sauce through a sieve to remove the seeds.
Make Ahead Tips: Strawberry sauce can be made 1-3 days in advance. Cool fully, then store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.
For a thicker strawberry sauce, dissolve 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water. Drizzle into the boiling strawberry sauce and stir to combine. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.