Fresh Strawberry Sauce
This fresh strawberry sauce is an excellent sauce for pies and cakes — especially cheesecakes!
This fresh strawberry sauce is an excellent sauce for pies and cakes — especially cheesecakes!
I made this sauce exactly like the recipe except I did not puree the strawberries because I wanted bits of fruit in it. I did have to add a little more cornstarch mixture to thicken it up. With that said, though, this is a great sauce for pancakes, ice cream, cheesecake, or pound cake. Just the perfect sweetness for my taste.Read More
I made this sauce exactly like the recipe except I did not puree the strawberries because I wanted bits of fruit in it. I did have to add a little more cornstarch mixture to thicken it up. With that said, though, this is a great sauce for pancakes, ice cream, cheesecake, or pound cake. Just the perfect sweetness for my taste.
Great sauce, love the balsamic. Could use some lemon juice, I thought.
As always, Chef John, delicious! I paired this with a flourless chocolate cake (from this site) and while the cake was good alone, this sauce made the cake outstanding!
Awesome!!!! Now Chef John, Can you freeze this sauce at all?? Or do you have a recipe for one to freeze?? It is just my hubby and me and I don't know how long this would last.
I followed the recipe to a "T" and it came out great. It wasn't overly sweet and thickened up nicely. I served it over Italian cheesecake.
This sauce is amazing!! I couldn't stop tasting it! I didn't have fresh strawberries, so I thawed 2 cups of frozen strawberries and it turned out perfect. I also omitted the 2 Tbsps of water since the frozen strawberries created enough juice once they thawed. Now, I wish my cheesecake had turned out just as a great, but it was my first time to bake one. I think I will try Chef John's recipe next time! :) Thanks for a super easy and yummy sauce recipe!
Made exactly from recipe. It was great over garbanzo bean chocolate cake from this site (also 5 star). By the way, one pint of strawberries is 2.3 cups. I would go light oin the sugar. Sauce was also good on ice cream and waffles.
chef I love to put this in a tip bottle and swirl in designs on plate then add cheesecake very upscale
I made this to go over some mini cheesecakes this weekend. It was simple and quick to fix and it was DELICIOUS! Everyone loved it. It made a ton, so I froze half to use later - I'm envisioning pancake and waffle topping...ice cream topping...and perhaps even a chicken dish!
I always use this when I make cheesecake. The balsamic vinegar is a rather interesting touch. You really need to watch it after you put a cover on it. Too many times have I checked on it, and then had it boil over a minute later. It really seems to ruin the consistency of the sauce - makes it thinner, I think. One thing I've started doing is leaving it in the blender with the cover off after pureeing it. I've found that it makes the sauce a little thicker. Anyway, I love this recipe!
This is fabulous-served it with a homemade an angel food cake. Yum!
I loved this sauce, instead of balsamic I used gran marnier gave it that nice orange zip and was delicious over my husbands homemade new York cheesecake...
IT is so simple and very yummy :) Love it!
Fabulous! For diabetics Xylitol is great instead of the white sugar.
Delicious! I added a little more cornstarch to thicken the sauce more. I didn't have balsamic vinegar so I used Arbor Mist's Strawberry Mango wine... To die for! I baked a white cake, used homemade whip cream and drizzled over that! Mmm!
I've been making this recipe for my strawberry tarts for years. I add cornstarch and cook it long enough to get a thick consistency. I refrig overnite before spooning into my baked tart shells. The only difference I make is using lemon juice to taste instead of balsamic vinegar. Everyone loves my tarts! Put a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip on top (I like mine as is) and it's a delicious dessert. Oh, I also add just a tiny pinch of salt while cooking to bring out the flavor and I sometimes use red food coloring to brighten it up.
Paired this beautifully balanced sauce with vanilla cheesecake. Thank you for the recipe! This is definitely my go-to for strawberry sauce from now on. The balsamic vinegar added a lovely flavor.
Amazing recipe! I added a little bit of both vanilla and almond extract for flavor, and it turned out wonderfully. With the amount of cornstarch in the recipe, it is the consistency of a medium sauce; slightly thick, but still runny. I added an extra 1/2 tsp of cornstarch to thicken it up for a topping.
Fantastic. However used lots of lemon juice instead of vinegar. Made this with a 6 year old girl and it was so easy she did it mostly alone. Go Addi!
We thought this was excellent with our pancakes this morning! I used peach white balsamic vinegar rather than just plain balsamic vinegar. I would make this again for sure! Thanks once again, Chef!
Easy recipe, came out perfect and balanced the creaminess of the strawberry frozen mousse I served with it. I added a bit more balsamic but thats just a matter of taste.
So easy and yummy! I can easily use this on desserts other than cheesecake (which, by the way, turned out awesome according to Chef John's recipe).
This sauce was great!, with that bit of balsamic...hmm!!! I didn't puree the complete batch, only half the batch as I wanted to see and taste the strawberry chunks, was perfect topped onto a cream cheese whip mixture sandwiched between the One Bowl Chocolate Cake recipe from here....My family thanked me very much!!
Oh my made this recipe exactly as written only added a little extra cornstarch for it to thicken more this is the best sauce ever will definitely make again thanks chef John
I used this recipe with fresh blackberries instead of strawberries. I also used a potato masher (gently) while they were simmering instead of pureeing for extra texture. The subtlety of the balsamic is amazing. This sauce is fantastic!
I used frozen strawberries and it came out well. I also did not purée it since I didn't have a blender, but was still pleased with it. Will definitely make it again the next time I want a strawberry sauce. It went great with cheesecake!
This sauce is amazing! I followed the recipe exactly except that I sliced my strawberries with my egg slicer before adding them to the pan and then I did not have to puree it afterwards because they broke down almost to a puree.
Absolutely delicious! I added lemon zest and an extra splash of balsamic vinegar. I did not blend the strawberries as I was using this for cheese blintzes. Still licking my lips!
Delish! I love balsamic vinegar and strawberries!
This is a great sauce! We use it on pancakes, waffles, angel food cake, ice cream... The whole family loves it!
I made it with Espresso Balsamic and less sugar.....awesome !
Goes great with cheesecake and/or vanilla ice cream.
Awesome sauce!! Made this to serve with a semifreddo dessert I made for my son's birthday dinner. The balsamic balanced the sweetness of both the strawberry sauce and the dessert! Did add double the balsamic vinegar as I had more than a pint of strawberries. Froze some of the leftovers and put some in the fridge. Thanks Chef John! Your recipes always work!
I liked this recipe. I think will be perfect for cakes that are mildly sweet to give a boost in flavor to them. I read that someone had to add a bit extra corn starch well to my taste, as long as you let it cool down this will get rid of its runny texture and after you put it in the fridge it will thicken a bit more. My recommendation would be to let it rest overnight in the fridge. It will make a difference. I also think that you can use about 2 or 3 tbsp of sugar if your strawberries are very sweet.
Made as written. Simple to make and yummy. Served along side Strawberry Yogurt Trifle for anyone wanting more strawberry glee.
Tastes wonderful! And it's not hard to make. Made no changes to the recipe either.
Perfect! I made it exactly as written except I doubled the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing.
I would use more cornstarch. I added another 1/2 tsp which made a thicker liquid. Really good flavor!
It was wonderful!! thanks chef John !!
Just wonderful. Served it with cheesecake for Easter. I used my food processor instead of a blender and it worked just fine. I doubled the recipe for one cheesecake and there was enough leftover to top one bowl of ice cream.
This was a great way to use up ripe strawberries! It lasts for a couple days in the refrigerator. I loved it!
very tasty and easy--- the perfect balance of sweet and tart --6-6-21
This is a great recipe! I love that it is lower in sugar than most syrup recipes. I used tapioca instead of cornstarch. Loved it!
Very good and not too sweet. I made it as written.
As with all of Chef Johns recipes, this one is outstanding.
I LOVE this recipe. I especially like the balsamic. I found it to be great on waffles and pancakes too!
I made this with strawberries and blueberries and put it over vanilla ice cream. It was so good!
This was my second time making this strawberry sauce. So easy and not a lot of ingredients. I think the balsamic vinegar really heightens the flavor. Served over New York style cheese cake with fresh strawberry garnish for my son’s 16th birthday. Delicious!
We were discussing balsamic vinegar at our Easter dinner. 'It's my secret ingredient in so many dishes,' my daughter-in-law said. I said nothing...until she tasted this amazing strawberry sauce over chocolate cake and said how much she loved it. Then I told her about the secret ingredient. Everyone at the table loved it. I made it exactly as written and will make it again and again. Thank you!
Very easy to make, and sooooo good on vanilla ice cream! And Chef John's videos are so pleasant to watch.
Made it several times, sometimes I purée and other times I don't. It's amazing both ways.
My husband makes this to go on crepes (the Creamy Strawberry Crepes here on AR, by meliss) on special occasions like birthdays, Mother's Day. We all love it.
Absolutely wonderful! On cheesecake and ice cream!
I have just made this to have with a sweet chocolate and almond cake. The sauce is absolutely beautiful, a little tarty but that's what you want when having with sweet chocolate. If to tarty add extra sugar but I didn't want to.
Easy as one , two, three!
I've been an avid cheesecake creator for a handful of years now, that being said, I was looking for a fresh strawberry sauce recipe to add over the New York style cheesecakes and this one did not disappoint. I use this sauce for a multitude of desserts including strawberry shortcake and it's great over just plain ice cream. The acidity of the vinegar cuts the sweetness just enough to elevate the flavor. I get compliment after compliment on this sauce. It's one of the very few recipes that I haven't put my own spin on. I've also used it with other fruits, such as, cherries, blueberries, and raspberries. Never had any complaints. Thanks Chef, J!
Outstanding!!! First time did not puree and thought it was great. Second time I pureed and it was outstanding.
Amazing sauce! I made this for cheesecake and it was the perfect addition,nothing but smiles.
Impeccably brilliant! Everyone had it on ice cream and or cheesecake. Then at 1 a.m. caught my husband at the fridge eating the sauce out of the jar! He's usually the chef in the family, a real great one I might add, but this sauce he asks me to make when we go strawberry picking. I actually didn't puree the strawberries as I love a little chunkiness (to chew and savor when eating it with my cheesecake) just chopped them up nice and itty bitty in the pot. I won't lie, since I've seen my husband sneaking spoonfuls of it, I eat it on it's own as well sometimes, just not in the middle of the night ;-). Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!
The balsamic vinegar didn't do it for me. I will make again with it.
I've made this probably a dozen times or so. Absolutely the perfect strawberry sauce. I try to make enough to keep extra in the refridgerator but somehow it disappears quickly
I love this recipe! It was very easy for me to make and kept well in the fridge for over 4 weeks. I used it on pancakes and waffles and with cake. What an easy recipe for a beginner like me!
Easy piecey! Tasty and easy. I will make it again!
love this sauce!
Great sauce!I didn’t purée the strawberries.We prefer the chunkier texture.Perfect for cheesecake!
I made this sauce for the New York Cheesecake and I happened to have a little bit of vanilla ice cream sitting around. The cheesecake is for tomorrow. At the point in the recipe before the cornstarch mixer, I put aside a bit a of this glorious sauce. My mouth is in heaven! I can not think of anything that's ever been this delicious in my mouth! I believe that my tastebuds might simply explode from deliciousness-overload, if the cheesecake is even ½ scrumptious as I'm expecting it to be. I am nearly certain that this sauce has to illegal somewhere…it's just too delicious.
This sauce was very easy and thickened perfectly. I chopped up the fresh strawberries before cooking and decided not to puree because I like the pieces of fruit in it. One problem I had was that the sauce kept overflowing the pan when I left the lid on. I had to take it off for the last 7 minutes. We ate this on waffles and it tasted really good. The only reason I gave this sauce a four (there aren't half stars or I would given it four and a half stars) is that I did not like the tart balsamic vinegar smell while cooking. It really turned me off, even though I love balsamic vinegar. I will make this again but replace the vinegar with lemon juice. Thanks, Chef!
It taste good but mine came out pureed and did not look like his. I don't know how he used a blender to puree as the recipe calls for and had it come out looking like this? The strawberries look much like they have been stewed and loose their color. Next time I will not puree and add fresh berries at the end
Brilliant! The most delicious strawberry sauce I have ever tasted. The dash of balsamic brightened it up beyond outstanding.
Made this for the first time on Father's Day 2014, serving it over Sour Cream Angel Food Cake from Kroger. We all really liked it! I followed the recipe except didn't bother to thicken it. Instead, I used the emulsifier to blend the cooked berries into the sweetened liquid. When everything had cooled a bit, I added an additional pint of berries to the mixture.
This was the perfect sauce...so quick and so simple! I halved the entire recipe because I didn't have enough strawberries to use in the sauce plus use as a topping for my cheesecake. It was absolutely delicious and it was enough for one cheesecake. Initially I planned to omit the balsamic vinegar but I'm so glad I didn't. It definitely adds a pleasant tang to the flavour. Chef John, thank you for sharing this recipe with us!
I made this sauce last evening for a Christmas party to compliment Chantal's New York Cheesecake recipe and everyone loved it! Thank you Chef John for a great recipe and I really enjoyed the video it was a huge help!
Excellent taste all my guest just loved it
Tasted like fresh strawberries.
5 stars for taste—it was delicious, especially drizzled over the flourless chocolate cake I made. I had a couple of issues, though. No matter how long I blended it, the tiny seeds (and there were so many of them!) never pulverized—very annoying! (Not the recipe’s fault .) I ended up pouring it through a fine mesh strainer. Also, even though my strawberries were ripe and red, my sauce was pink and stayed that way even after refrigerating. Out of season strawberries, perhaps? Again, not the recipe’s fault—this is a lovely sauce.
Easy and very good! Put it over ice cream, excellent!!
Excellent. Not too sweet. Very versatile.
Used frozen strawberries and pureed with an immersion blender. Absolutely delicious over homemade angel food cake! The balsamic adds a great dimension to the flavor - and the house smelled amazing while it simmered!
This sauce was amazing! I doubled the recipe and pureed half of the strawberries and sliced the rest so I could have sauce and strawberry slices. It was wonderful! The perfect sauce for cheesecake!
Turned out great
delicious and easy to make
This sauce is delicious, quick and easy! I made it just as the recipes says, but added a bit more cornstarch to make it a little thicker. I puréed it with my immersion blender. I spooned it over cheesecake and it was perfect!
Excellent recipe. The moment I checked the taste I knew adding vinegar was a great choice although I was a bit apprehensive. I hope we can freeze it as well?
Fresh & tasty for the homemade short bread that I made to go along with this sauce.
Very good. It was a quick simple recipe. I will definitely make it again to go along with the New York Cheesecake that I made..Delicious.
So easy to make! Using it for a puff pastry dessert, so I left the strawberries very chunky. The looked and tasted speculator.
I have made this recipe exactly as described many times with excellent results.
Delicious and very easy. Followed directions exactly and it turned out great. Fabulous with cheesecake.
Excellent! Even with hard commercial strawberries. Highly recommend.
I made this using 2 cups of whole frozen strawberries. It turned out perfect to top my flourless chocolate cake. I did use an immersion blender as I did not want purée, but wanted the sauce with a few chunks so this was easier to control. Definitely will use this recipe again.
Delish and sooo simple! I had to use frozen strawberries as well and it still came out wonderful!
Amazing sauce. Followed recipe exactly
Really simple, and REALLY good. It didn't thicken up as much as I like it, but that's easily remedied with a bit more cornstarch. An elegant taste for such a simple recipe. If I had a fresh lemon, I might've added a bit of zest just to brighten it a tad.
I really enjoyed this sauce with some cheesecake I had. I used strawberries that were somewhat overripe as they didn't taste as good on their own. I didn't have balsamic vinegar so I substituted apple cider vinegar with added sugar and it still tasted great. My mom said it could go on ice cream too after she tasted some off of the spoon. I agree & it could probably be eaten by itself. Thanks for the recipe.
I make it exactly as written. It chilled for a couple hours in the refridgerator before I used it. Great recipe.