Well, here is a special treat- perfect for using up fresh strawberries that might be getting a little too ripe!
This syrup/sauce is sweet and slightly tart, sweetened only with pure maple syrup. (Making it a much healthier option than store-bought syrups.)
Pour this over your pancakes or waffles for an outstanding breakfast! We loved the taste, and doesn’t it look beautiful, too? (Later this week I will post my very favorite (healthy) pancakes that we enjoyed with this syrup!)
I think this would also be a very yummy ice cream topping- similar to my Ruby Red Raspberry Sauce– though I have not tried it that way…yet 🙂
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups of fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
Rinse the strawberries and cut off the tops. Add them to a food processor and blend until they reach the consistency you wish. You could make them very smooth, or you could leave a few chunks- your preference.
Add these to a saucepan. Add the other ingredients, and bring to a boil on medium heat- stirring frequently. Once boiling, simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a container to cool. Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator.