Easy Strawberry Sauce

With just three ingredients, this quick and easy sauce is bursting with bright, fresh strawberry flavour and can be used in a myriad of ways.

Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine European
Keyword delicious, easy, sauce, simple, strawberry, sweet, topping
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 52 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 500 gm strawberries fresh
  • 1/3 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed


  1. Cut 6 medium sized strawberries into quarters lengthways and set aside.

    Roughly slice the remainder.

  2. In a medium non-reactive saucepan*, combine sliced strawberries, sugar and fresh lemon juice.

    Place the pan over a low-medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. The strawberries will naturally release their juice.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Roughly mash the strawberries with a potato masher.

    Add the 6 quartered strawberries which you have set aside.

  4. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more.

    Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.*

Recipe Notes

*Aluminium, copper and cast iron pans are all reactive; this means they react with acidic foods, causing your food to take on a metallic flavour.

*The sauce is delicious served warm over cold ice cream.

*You can make this strawberry sauce up to 3 days in advance; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 37.5mg45%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.