Strawberry Puree Recipe (Strawberry Topping)

Warm strawberry puree recipe that is quick and easy. It is perfect to top your pudding, cheesecake, ice cream or any other dessert. Works with any berries. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan
Keyword Strawberry Puree, Strawberry Sauce, Strawberry Topping
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 topping
Calories 56kcal
Author My Pure Plants


  • 2 cup Fresh strawberries (chopped) 280 g
  • 1/3 cup Coconut sugar 75 g
  • 1/4 cup Water 0.5 dl
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract optional
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice optional
  • 1/2 tsp Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ground basil or ground mint optional


  • Wash the strawberries with the leaves on, then take the leaves out. This strawberry huller makes it extra easy. 
  • To shorten cooking time, I recommend slicing the strawberries or cutting them at least to quarters.
  • Combine the washed strawberries and the sweetener of your choice in a saucepan. I usually add a bit of water so they don't stick to the bottom before the strawberries start releasing juice. Place it on medium heat and then bring to boil while stirring occasionally. When strawberries are soft, you're ready.
  • If you prefer to have some chunks and bites, then you can serve it as a strawberry compote. If you need it to be smooth, take an immersion blender or a regular one and puree it until desired consistency.
  • I love to add spices and flavors after the strawberry sauce is ready. I tried and loved it with vanilla extract or a bit of cinnamon or cardamom. Ground basil or mint leaves can really bring your sauce to the next level.
  • Chill it before topping any dessert!




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What kind of fruits you can substitute strawberries for?

I've made sauces like this one using blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, black currant, red currant and the combination of these. 

Can I use frozen berries?

You can absolutely use frozen strawberries even WITHOUT thawing. Just make sure to add some water.

Can I use different sweetener to make it low-carb?

Sure you can, although I only tested this recipe with cane sugar and coconut sugar (the same amount is needed). Therefore, I am not familiar with the measurements for other sweeteners like stevia or erythritol. If you do, please let us know in the comments.


Serving: 50g | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 47.2mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3.7IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 5.2mg | Iron: 0.1mg