Monday, April 9, 2012

Homemade Strawberry Sauce | Topping

Know What You Eat: I always refuse to give store bought Maple syrup (that sweet little lady bottle) when it comes to top pancakes, ice creams, pies..WHY??? Have you ever read the ingredients list..if not here it is..  ...INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE. This already sounds like a DANGER to me  Yeah, my thoughts exactly.  So in an effort to not use these easily available fancy sauce/syrups stash .I have decided to stretch a small amount to produce a delightful and healthier syrup for my kids.  I call this a strawberry sauce, because it is not thin and runny like a syrup.  It has a chunkier more organic texture.Many of us do not realize how easy it is to make strawberry sauce at home with minimal, almost available ingredients in our pantry..Of Course you need strawberries...Use fresh when in season, and frozen also tastes equally good..
strawberry sauce,strawberry preserve

Recipe: Homemade Strawberry Sauce     (C= Cups, Tbsp= tablespoon, tsp= teaspoon)
Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time :  15 mins
Ingredients     
  • 8 C Strawberries, hulled
  • 1 C Raw Sugar (adjust the quantity depending on sweetness of berries)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • 1 C Water
  • A pinch of Salt
strawberry sauce,strawberry preserve
Method:
  • Combine all the ingredients except vanilla extract (optional) in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir gently until sugar dissolves and berries gets soft, about 15 mins.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool down completely and add vanilla extract.
  • Mix it well and bottle it for later use.

Where Can You Use Strawberry Sauce:

  • Make a great drizzle for fresh fruit salad
  • Topping for waffles
  • Spoon on top of Cereal
  • Use to make healthy strawberry milkshake
  • Ice cream topping
  • Cheesecake topping
  • Makes a great dip for your favorite fruits as well.
homemade strawberry sauce

9 comments:

Spandana said...

I totally agree... !!! This is for sure a very healthier and tastier option. I made strawberry sauce too few months back, buy pureed it!

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

OmG...you made me craving for this sauce. Perfect topping!

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Divya Pramil said...

Wow looks delicious I love strawberries!!! Do visit mine at free time
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Spice up the Curry said...

so easy and tasty sauce recipe. its looking delicious

Purabi Naha said...

You are right, we should always read labels. And wow, what a stunning picture! The recipe is equally mouth-watering. Shall try this recipe: saving this for the weekend!!
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Shabbu said...

Looks yummy...
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