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Delicious Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake

It’s hard to beat the rich, creamy taste of a delectable cheesecake. Cheesecake is great on its own but adding your favorite topping can take it out of the world. This delicious strawberry topping for cheesecake is the perfect addition to this delicious dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Delicious Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake
Servings: 3 cups
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Small bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of strawberries
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ the juice of a lemon
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Prepare the Strawberries and Lemon - Remove the stems from the strawberries and cut them into quarters. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice from one half into a bowl, removing any seeds. If you are using fresh strawberries, be sure to wash them and the lemon prior to cutting.
  • Combine the Ingredients - Add the cut strawberries, lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar and salt to the saucepan.
  • Make the Sauce - Heat the saucepan to medium-low heat and gently stir the ingredients. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries become soft about ten minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool before using it.
  • Add this strawberry topping to your favorite cheesecake and you will have a mouthwatering dessert. Try it with a classic New York cheesecake or pour it on some chocolate cheesecake for delicious results.
  • This strawberry topping is also great for other desserts. It’s tasty on ice cream, cakes, brownies, waffles, and pancakes. This sauce is versatile and something your whole family will love.

Notes

  • When making this sauce, be sure to have the saucepan on medium-low heat. Medium-low heat will help release the flavors and give the sauce a good texture. If your heat is too high, it will overcook your strawberry topping.
  • If you don’t have a lemon in hand, you can also use lemon juice. You can use one tablespoon of lemon juice in place of juice from half a lemon. The lemon helps enhance the taste of the strawberry, which makes for an even better sauce.
  • This strawberry topping is designed to have chunks of strawberry in it. If you would rather have a smooth sauce, you can break them down with the whisk or a wooden spoon while cooking. Then pour the sauce through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any chunks of strawberry after cooking.
  • Another way to get a smooth sauce is to use a blender. Once the sauce has fully cooled, pour it in your blender and puree it until it reaches a smooth consistency. Since the strawberries have already been cooked down, it will not take long for it to become smooth.
  • Be sure to allow the strawberry sauce to cool for a few minutes after cooking. Not only will it be too hot to eat, but the sauce will thicken as it cools. Just be sure to take it off the burner you were using to allow it to cool properly.
  • It is also important that your cheesecake has completely cooled as well before adding the strawberry sauce. If the cheesecake is still warm, it can cause the strawberry sauce to melt and become runny.
  • Strawberry sauce should be stored in an airtight container or jar in the fridge. Strawberry sauce can last in the fridge for up to a week. It can also be stored in the freezer for up to six months.
  • You can thaw your strawberry topping in the fridge overnight or warm it up on the stovetop. You can also microwave it on thirty-second intervals until it has thawed out.
  • This strawberry sauce can be served warm or cold. To warm it up, simply place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 15 seconds. Thoroughly mix the strawberry sauce after microwaving and microwave for longer if needed.