Macerated Strawberries (Fresh Strawberry Sauce)

Macerated Strawberries (Fresh Strawberry Sauce)

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
69 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 67mg 337%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 176mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced or chopped

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Macerated Strawberries (Fresh Strawberry Sauce) ingredients

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

    Toss strawberries with sugar and lemon juice in a bowl

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

    Macerated Strawberries (Fresh Strawberry Sauce) on a plate with cake and cream

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