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Sundaes with Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Not a baker? That’s ok. This made-from-scratch dessert doesn’t require the oven.

This dessert is all about letting the sweetness of the ripe strawberries shine with just a little coaxing, by gently cooking them with lemon juice and brown sugar. Spoon the sauce generously on the ice cream or frozen yogurt of your choice. To take it over the top, we love to sprinkle on some toasted sesame seeds. It may sound unusual, but the nutty flavor balances the sweetness of the fruit and gives the sundae great texture.

Recipe:

Sundaes with Homemade Strawberry Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries, stems removed and halved
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar (adjust for sweetness of fruit)
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for serving

Instructions

  • Set a ½ cup of strawberries aside for serving.
  • Combine the remaining strawberries, brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until thickened (about 8-12 minutes). Take it off the heat and allow to cool. Serve the strawberry sauce warm over ice cream with a pinch of toasted sesame seeds and fresh sliced strawberries for garnish.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries, stems removed and halved
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar (adjust for sweetness of fruit)
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for serving

Instructions

  • Set a ½ cup of strawberries aside for serving.
  • Combine the remaining strawberries, brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until thickened (about 8-12 minutes). Take it off the heat and allow to cool. Serve the strawberry sauce warm over ice cream with a pinch of toasted sesame seeds and fresh sliced strawberries for garnish.
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