Macerated Strawberries (Fresh Strawberry Sauce)

Macerated strawberries tart
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
69 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The beauty of this simple macerated strawberries recipe is that it provides a way to add life to berries that aren't ripe enough or are a bit past their prime. A sprinkle of sugar and a drizzle of lemon juice transforms a ho-hum package of strawberries into a flavorful, juicy treat worthy of adding to your favorite desserts. Try the lightly sweetened, fresh strawberry sauce on sponge cake, ice cream, or yogurt; your imagination is the limit!


  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced or chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Toss the strawberries with the sugar and lemon juice and allow them to marinate in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

  2. Serve the macerated strawberries over sponge cake, pound cake, ice cream, or yogurt.