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Fresh Strawberry Sauce Recipe
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Fresh Strawberry Sauce
See how to make a simple strawberry sauce for cheesecakes. See more
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Fresh Strawberry Sauce

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  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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Apr 23, 2012

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.

Apr 23, 2012

Great sauce, love the balsamic. Could use some lemon juice, I thought.

Jun 16, 2012

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!

Jun 25, 2012

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.

May 07, 2012

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.

Aug 11, 2012

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!

Jun 24, 2012

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

Jun 24, 2013

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.


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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