This strawberry sauce recipe is ideal for preparing with the last of the season’s strawberries that are just past their best taste, but this sauce can be prepared all year round with the freshest berries or even thawed, frozen berries. Alternatively, this sauce recipe can be made with other varieties of fruit. Dessert sauces, like this one, are excellent for garnishing dessert plates for dinner parties of drizzling over ice cream. The fresh strawberries add summery flavor to this sauce perfect for creating strawberry sundaes or having over pancakes as a healthy replacement to maple syrup. The nutritional value of strawberries includes very high amounts of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese. Unfortunately, strawberries often contain high amounts of pesticides. For this reason, try to buy organic strawberries for your dessert recipes, since they will be less likely to have come in contact with chemicals and pesticides. Organic berries may be more expensive, but you will feel good about serving something that is healthy and preservative free in all your easy strawberry desserts. If you are buying non-organic berries, be sure to wash in a basin of cold water. Add white vinegar at a 90% water to 10% vinegar ratio and let them soak for 10-15 minutes to help remove the pesticides.
Makes about 1 cup.
Double the recipe if you need more.
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1 cup chopped fresh strawberries (or other fruit)
4 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar (or to taste)
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Use clean berries.
Remove the stem and cut the berries into pieces.
Put the berries and sugar into a small saucepan.
Add the water and stir together.
Heat the berries on the stove-top, bringing them to a boil.
Reduce the heat, stir occasionally and cook for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl mix together cornstarch and water.
Now spoon a little of the hot mixture into the wet cornstarch mixture and stir with a fork.
Add back to the strawberries.
Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Pour into a container.
Keep refrigerated if you are not using right away.
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Nutrition Facts for: Strawberry Sauce From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Fresh strawberries, water, granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* The entire recipe has been calculated for ONE recipe which makes about 1 cup of sauce.
* Per Serving:Calories 163, Calories from Fat 4, Total Fat 0.4g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 4mg 0%, Potassium 227mg 6%, Carbohydrates 39.3g 13%, Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%, Sugars 31.6g, Protein 1.0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 141%, Calcium 3%, Iron 3%
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