Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Sam || SugarSpunRun
Servings 1 cups
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A great easy recipe for homemade strawberry sauce!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry recipe, strawberry sauce


  • 1 lb strawberries tops removed and quartered
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch¹
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract² optional


  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and lemon juice in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium/low heat until berries release their juices (about 5 minutes or so, mixture should be very liquidy).
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes (keep in mind sauce will continue to thicken after cooling).
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, if using.

Recipe Notes

¹You can omit the cornstarch for a looser, less thick strawberry sauce. Keep in mind the sauce will need to cook much longer to reach a consistency that isn't too runny (about 15 minutes or longer).
²Optional. You can leave it out for a stronger, fresh strawberry taste, but I love the flavor the vanilla extract adds!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 297mg12%
Potassium 694mg20%
Carbohydrates 113g38%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 89g99%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 272.5mg330%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.