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.