Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Ahhhh, the smell of fresh strawberries!  There's nothing better than having that first taste of summer, especially if you have access to a strawberry patch.  The strawberries you buy from the store are just not nearly as good as the fresh goodness you can pick from a plant with your own two hands.  Any strawberries will do of course, but we were able to pick a load of fresh berries recently, so I was inspired to not let any of them go to waste!

Fresh Strawberry Syrup / Sauce  :  Midwestern Mama

I made this syrup, or sauce, or whatever you want to call it...heaven in a jar maybe?...for the first time two years ago, and it was delicious over pancakes, waffles, poundcake, oatmeal, angel food cake, ice cream, and we actually even made a cocktail out of it one night!  BOOM!  I mean, how could you say no to some sweet, boozy strawberries?

Fresh Strawberry Syrup / Sauce  :  Midwestern Mama

This delectable sauce is really simple and has only 4 ingredients!  So, there's really no excuse to go another day without trying it.  Yum, yum, extra yum!

1 pound fresh strawberries, diced (about 3 cups)
2 Tbs lemon juice
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

Put all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a slow simmer and reduce the sauce by 1/3-1/2 (this takes approximately 20 minutes). Sauce will thicken as it cools.  To thin, add a small amount of water if necessary to reach desired consistency.  Store in the refrigerator and pour over anything your strawberry-loving heart desires!

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Fresh Strawberry Syrup / Sauce  :  Midwestern Mama

What is your favorite summertime dessert?  Do tell!

Fresh Strawberry Syrup / Sauce  :  Midwestern Mama

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