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two bowls, one with strawberries, one with strawberry compote

Strawberry Topping

Nisha Vora
This strawberry topping features (1) whole strawberries and (2) a strawberry compote. It’s bright, light, and sweet but not too sweet. It’s a great way to enjoy strawberries in season!
4.88 from 25 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Baking


  • 1 pound (454g) strawberries, hulled and cut in half (or into quarters if large)
  • 3 ½ tablespoons Simply Nature Organic Cane Sugar
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. Toss well to combine.
  • Transfer half of the strawberries to a small or medium saucepan. Keep the other half and allow them to macerate in the bowl.
  • Cook the strawberries over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the berries break down and the liquid thickens into a syrup. Reduce the heat as needed to maintain a simmer.
  • Turn off the heat, then stir in the lemon juice.
Keyword gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, strawberry sauce
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