Simple Strawberry Sauce

When you have a bunch of succulent, juicy, ripe strawberries sitting in your fridge, what's the best thing you can do with them? Make the most simple, yet scrumptious treat - a strawberry sauce. What's not to love about the best fruit in the world (in my opinion) floating in a sea of its own slightly-sweetened juice? And if strawberries aren't your thing, feel free to sub any fruit you would like ranging from blueberries to peaches!

The "recipe" is super simple and takes less than five minutes from start to finish. So if you have any fruit lying around your house or if you just want to savor this delectable, fruity, fresh sauce, go into your kitchen right away and cook up this beautiful sauce.

Strawberry Sauce
1 cup strawberries (or your favorite fruit)
3 tablespoons sweetener of choice (I used agave but feel free to use honey, maple syrup or even sugar - you could completely omit this if your fruit is very sweet)
1-2 drops of vanilla essence for fragrance
(You could even add in a dash of cinnamon if you wish to do so)

Wash and chop the strawberries into bite sized pieces.

Combine the strawberries, sweetener and vanilla essence in a saucepan; turn on the heat.

Bring to a simmer and continue stirring & breaking up the chunks of strawberry until fruit is very tender. Turn off the heat and let the sauce cool. At this point, you can even blend the mixture if you want a very smooth sauce. However, I love biting into chunks of fruit, so I skipped this. 

Serve however you would like to! Enjoy. :) Store any leftovers in the fridge or freezer depending on your plans.

Use this to top anything you would like - ice cream (as I did), greek yogurt, waffles/pancakes, granola, blend it into smoothies, drizzle over cheesecake or pound cake, french toast even. The options are endless! This would be delicious paired with anything and everything - even if you decide to secretly enjoy it by the spoonful.

You can make larger batches of this and freeze it until the craving hits. Just be warned - if you only make a bit, your family will eat it all up before you even get to taste a bite.

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