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Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"This is an excellent sauce for pies and cakes - especially cheesecakes!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 53 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and bring to simmer over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Whisk 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  4. Whisk cornstarch mixture into strawberry mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 53 calories; 0.2 g fat; 13.4 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

Most helpful critical review

The balsamic vinegar didn't do it for me. I will make again with it.

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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...

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 sin...

chef I love to put this in a tip bottle and swirl in designs on plate then add cheesecake very upscale

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 w...

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 th...