Strawberry Dessert Sauce

Strawberry picking time

Just across the bay are fields covered with neatly lined rows of low, lush strawberry plants. A few weeks ago, crops began to come in and fresh berries were plentiful, just in time for pies, cakes, cobblers, jams … you name it.

The stores are packed with rows of strawberries, all on sale, some two-for-one deals, and most shipped in from California. Hey, nothing wrong with the west coast but I say, if you can buy local, why not.

Here is a dessert sauce that is easy to make and really delicious on just about any thing from pound and sponge cakes, cream cheese cakes, ice cream – just about any dessert hankering for a dollop of strawberry sweetness. Enjoy!

Strawberry Dessert Sauce
makes about 3 cups

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1/4 cup Grand Mariner or Cointreau
1/2 cup toasted pecans or almonds
In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium high heat. Stir in the sugar and cook about 3 minutes stirring or until fully dissolved. Increase heat a little and add the berries. Cook stirring continuously for about 5 minutes. Cook longer if berries are rather large. Remove from heat and stir in the liqueur and nuts.
You can store the sauce in the refrigerate in a sealed container for about a week.

Note: If you want to impress your guest, light the sauce in the pan (away from the heat source) before spooning it over your dessert.

8 thoughts on “Strawberry Dessert Sauce

  1. MaryMoh

    I love this sauce. I'll pour over ice creams. Summer is comming. I can eat lots of ice cream without fear of shivering from the cold…haha

  2. My Little Space

    My goodness, I wish the fresh strawberry is cheaper here, so that I can make my own sauce. Sounds really really delish to make our own fresh berries sauce, isn't it! Have a nice weekend!Cheers, Kristy


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