All-Natural Reduced-Sugar Strawberry Sauce – Enjoy all of the big, sweet flavor of fresh strawberries on top of your favorite desserts and breakfast foods – with a fraction of the sugar!
Strawberry season is my favorite of all the growing seasons. Freshly picked strawberries are nothing like the berries found at any grocery store. They’re so much redder, juicier, and sweeter. It’s almost as if they’re an entirely different fruit altogether. They’re so good, I could eat freshly picked strawberries every day!
Unfortunately, strawberry season only lasts for a few weeks and then it’s an entire year of waiting for those little tastes of heaven to ripen again. Thank goodness it’s possible to extend the season into the year by freezing berries or by making my Strawberry Lemon Jam! This season I’ve been on a strawberry sauce kick.
Most of the strawberry sauce that I’ve had in the past contains upwards of 1/2 C of sugar. When I decided to make my own sauce I knew I wanted to make it with less sugar so that I wouldn’t feel bad eating it or giving it to my kids at breakfast time. That’s how I ended-up with a recipe for All-Natural Reduced-Sugar Strawberry Sauce.
This recipe is lightly sweetened with 3 Tbsp of honey, which is so much better than that 1/2 C of granulated sugar. Although it’s not as sweet as the traditional recipe, the natural sweetness of the berries shines through as well as the subtle taste of honey. The end product is just plain delightful. The best thing is if you are like me and wish for strawberry season to be infinite, now it can be. Just freeze this sauce in freezer-safe bags to be enjoyed all year long!
I recommend using this sauce to top things like plain yogurt, cottage cheese, waffles and pancakes, and even the occasional bowl of vanilla ice cream. Also check out my recipe for All-Natural Reduced Sugar Strawberry Milk.
All this to say, life’s a little sweeter with a little bit of strawberry season all year long!