Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Homemade Strawberry Sauce

I have a delicious recipe to share with you today.   A few weeks ago I purchased strawberries at the grocery store completely forgetting that my daughter is really the only one in our family that loves fresh strawberries and she's back in Florida taking summer classes at the university she attends. 

So they sat in the refrigerator for a few days until I realized they were going to spoil if I didn't "create" something with them.  I was making pancakes for breakfast and quickly decided to put together this strawberry sauce that my husband loved.  We enjoyed it on our pancakes and then a few days later on some ice cream.  





Homemade Strawberry Sauce
(Adapted from All Recipes)




Ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the strawberries, 1/4 cup water, orange juice and sugar.  Stirring gently, bring to a boil.
In a small bowl, combine together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water.  Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the strawberries without mashing the berries too much.
Simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon; around three to four minutes. 
Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract and cinnamon. 
If the sauce gets too thick, you can thin it out with more water.

You can use whatever berries you have on hand.  
AND the sauce freezes wonderfully also.  


3 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds so delicious Lois. I love making fruit sauces which we always add to our ice cream. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm going to make it with both my blueberries and strawberries. Grampy bought them not knowing I also bought also them a few days ago. Your recipe is just in time. Pinned/shared.

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  2. Sounds soo good! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  3. What a great recipe, will have to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing it with Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Hope to see you back this week!

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