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strawberry puree being spooned out of a jar

How to Make Strawberry Puree

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x


This Homemade strawberry puree is the perfect topping for yogurt, ice cream, pancakes and more. It’s easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes!


  • 20 ounces of strawberries, fresh or frozen (stems removed)
  • ⅓ cup of sugar, plus more as desired
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest (optional)*
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently until the strawberries break down a bit and the sauce thickens. Add more sugar as desired and continue to cook long enough for the sugar to dissolve and mix in with the berries (usually about a minute).
  3. Let cool for a few minutes and then blend using an immersion blender. You can also blend the mixture in a blender or food processor, just be careful transferring the hot strawberries.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks. You can also store the compote in the freezer for 6 months.


*If using frozen strawberries, place them in a large bowl and let them thaw completely at room temperature. There will be some excess liquid in the bowl and you can add that to the pot with the strawberries.

*As desired, you can swap the lemon juice for orange juice.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american

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