Summer Strawberry Topping
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This versatile recipe for a strawberry topping, or filling is so easy yet so satisfying! Also you can use frozen and underripe or overripe berries and still get great results! Swap out a different berry or fruit for a fun twist.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 cups
  • 16 oz (2 cups) Strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Vanilla bean
  • ⅓ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • pinch Salt
  1. Prepare the strawberries: wash, cut off the stems and cut into quarters or slice into ½" thick slices. Place into a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Mix in the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice. Let sit for 15 minutes to release the juices.
  3. Add a split vanilla bean, and cook on medium-high heat, stirring for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Keep stirring until the juice thickens to the consistency of hair gel.
  5. Immediately take off the heat and transfer to a heat proof bowl to cool. Store covered in mason jars in the fridge up to a week.
Recipe by Welcome 2 Our Table at