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Some of the strawberry sauce in a glass pitcher with strawberries in the background

Stupendous Strawberry Sauce

This delicious strawberry sauce is great on cheesecake or dolloped onto some yogurt. You decide. :)
Course Sauce
Cuisine Sauce
Keyword cheesecake sauce, sauce for cheesecake, strawberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 14kcal


  • 1 pound strawberries washed, hulled and sliced in 3 - 4 slices
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Wash strawberries (see notes), hull and slice each strawberry in 3 - 4 slices
  • Place strawberries in a medium saucepan and add water, sugar, balsamic vinegar and cornstarch
  • Turn heat to medium under saucepan and bring mixture into a boil, stirring all the while
  • Lower to a simmer and after 5 minutes, take the back of a tablespoon and mash some strawberries, this will help thicken the mixture
  • Let mixture simmer for additional 10 minutes
  • Check to see if enough strawberries are mashed, adjust as needed
  • Let it cool before ladeling the sauce onto some cheesecake or shortcake
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


This strawberry sauce will last in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.
Tips on washing strawberries:
  • Always wash strawberries well because they are one of the top ten pesticide-ridden fruits. But don't soak them as they easily absorb water, which will dilute their sweetness and flavor.
  • To wash, remove the leaves without breaking into the strawberries. Then put them in a colander or sieve; run water over them; take them in your hands and gently rub each one with your fingers to make sure you clean it.
  • After the strawberries are completely washed, place them on a paper towel and dry them off or let them air dry for several minutes.
  • Now, hull them and start preparing them for the recipe.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg