Simple Strawberry Sauce
2 + 1/2 qts strawberries, divided
1 + 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons (US) corn starch
juice of 1 lemon
heavy bottom sauce pan
It doesn’t get much simpler than that. This makes a smashing sundae topping or filling for stawberry pie. (Either way, you’re destined for a repeat performace!!!)
What You’ll Do:
First, hull and quarter all but 1/2 cup of berries. (If doing pie filling, you’ll want some larger berries. In that case, the remaining 1/2 cup of berries is cut into halves ONLY and set aside a few minutes. If making sundae topping, hull and quater ALL berries)
Second, put your quartered berries into a heavy-bottom sauce pan over medium heat. Add your sugar and your corn starch.
Now, let that mixture cook down to the point where berries start releasing their juices and “sauce” begins to form. Whisk OFTEN.
Meanwhile cut your lemon into and juice it. Add that juice to your pan.
For filling: you’re headed for strawberry pie awesomeness if your sauce sticks to your whisk a bit.
- As seen @ shortstopblog.com
If it rolls right off, continue cooking until it reaches that point!
Add your halved berries, cook until warmed through.
Finally, pour into par-baked, 9-inch crust and freeze 2 hrs
For topping: you’re done cool slightly and serve!
Males 1 9-inch pie