This Homemade Strawberry Fruit Topping goes together in a snap and can be used in a variety of ways – top your ice cream, pancakes or waffles, use it in milkshakes or smoothies, or even add it to cookies or cakes.
There’s nothing quite like picking a fresh strawberry from the patch. My parents loved their yard and garden. There wasn’t a day that went by, unless we were knee deep in snow, that you wouldn’t find them outside in the yard. My Dad was very proud of his yard, he and my Mom worked tireless hours on it to make it beautiful for all to enjoy.
One of my Dad’s prize winning gardens was his Strawberry Patch. I remember him on his hands and knees for hours at a time cleaning out the berries, and picking bowls full for my Mom to use in her cooking.
This Strawberry Fruit Topping is one of the ways you can preserve those fresh picked strawberries. Just whip up a batch, add it to freezer safe containers and you will have the fresh picked taste to enjoy all Winter long.
- 2 cups strawberries, cleaned and hulled
- 8-10 tablespoons sugar, depending on the sweetness of the berry
- 6 tablespoons strawberry jam (we used Simply Fruit)
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- Clean and hull berries, cut into quarters
- Place in saucepan on the stove and sprinkle with sugar
- Let set 15 minutes
- Stir and add Jam
- Coarsely mash berries and bring to a soft boil
- Cook, stirring occasionally about 20 minutes or until thick
- Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice
- Transfer to bowl and place in fridge for 2-24 hours
- Transfer to air tight container and store in fridge or freezer