Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all feel loved and treat yourself (or get treated!) to something just a little bit decadent today!
This is a super simple, fresh, and absolutely delicious sauce to go over your favorite pancakes, ice cream, cake, waffles – I could keep going. It’s a nice alternative to syrup when it comes to pancakes, and really brightens things up! It also takes (bonus) five minutes to put together. So easy! You can double this recipe for more, and store in the fridge for later use. And feel free to substitute other fruits – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.
If you use something like this homemade fruit sauce over let’s say, a box mix of pancakes, or a store-made/bought dessert, it totally adds a touch of “yes, I made this allllll myself” to any dish, and believe me – your guests, your family, or whoever you are aiming to feed, will be super impressed.
- 1 pt fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced in half
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1-2 T vanilla sugar (or regular sugar if you don’t have vanilla sugar)
Ready, this is hard – so pay attention. (Ha, not.) Throw all ingredients into a small sauce pan, and heat on medium – low until the sauce is bubbly, getting a bit “jammy”, and fragrant. Annnnndddd you’re done.