This super easy homemade strawberry topping is ready within 30 minutes! The strawberries are juicy with lots of flavor. This fresh strawberry topping is perfect on just about anything.
This homemade strawberry topping is my favorite way to dress up a cheesecake or even cake. This simple strawberry topping also works great on waffles, pancakes, French toast, ice cream… you can use it on anything! This homemade strawberry sauce is different from others as it won’t be cooked on the stove top but instead it will be roasted in the oven. The result is amazing! Perfectly juicy strawberries with so much flavor. You will love how easy it is! With a few simple ingredients this homemade roasted strawberry topping will be ready in just 30 minutes! It’s that quick and easy. I can assure you that this easy recipe will quickly become on of your favorites.
- Strawberries: Fresh strawberries work best for this recipe.
- Vanilla extract
- Lemon juice: Optional
Making the homemade strawberry topping
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Hull the strawberries. Cut the strawberries in half. If the strawberries are large cut them into quarters. Place strawberries on baking sheet. Then the sliced strawberries toss with sugar and vanilla extract. (Squeez a bit of fresh lemon juice if using. Up to one teaspoon.)
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until strawberries are juicy and tender. Cool completely.
Serve with a slice of cheesecake, a scoop of ice cream, or your favorite dessert!
Tips for making roasted strawberries
- Lemon juice is optional. I’ve made this recipe with and without lemon juice. It turns out delicious either way! If you’ll be adding lemon juice, add up to one teaspoon of lemon juice. Lemon juice gives the strawberries a nice tart flavor.
- Add this homemade strawberry topping to anything! Use it as a topping for your favorite cheesecake recipe, topping on a cake, waffles, pancakes, French toast and ice cream. It’s delicious!
- For best results, add the fresh strawberry sauce to your favorite desserts after it has cooled. Also be sure that the dessert you’re adding it to has cooled as well.
- Store the strawberry sauce in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- This simple recipe also works great when the strawberries aren’t ripe. Once roasted, the strawberries become sweet and juicy.
Looking for dessert recipes to try this strawberry sauce on?
Use this on my cheesecake recipe – Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache. Instead of chocolate ganache, add the strawberry sauce! I also use this roasted strawberry topping on this delicious No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart. You can also use this strawberry sauce to fill cupcakes – Strawberry filled Chocolate Cupcakes. The possibilities are endless!
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Easy Homemade Strawberry Topping (roasted)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: Tops one cheesecake 1x
- Category: dessert
- 1 lb. strawberries
- 2–4 tbsp. of granulated sugar *
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. lemon juice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Hull the strawberries. Cut the strawberries in half. If the strawberries are large cut them into quarters.
- Add strawberries on baking sheet. Toss with sugar and vanilla extract. (Add a bit of lemon juice if using.)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until strawberries are juicy, tender and caramelized. Cool completely.
* I add sugar depending on how ripe the strawberries are. If they are ripe and sweet, I’ll add less sugar. If they aren’t as ripe, I’ll add more. Add sugar to your own preference.
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