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Strawberry Compote (Strawberry Sauce)

A quick and simple Strawberry Compote with a hint of orange is the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, and even ice cream. All you need are a few ingredients and 10 minutes to make this delicious strawberry sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment, Dessert, Filling
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 (1/4 cup portions)
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Trang



  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest from ½ an orange
  • 3 - 4 tablespoon orange juice from ½ an orange
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt


  • Wash, hull and quarter the strawberries.
  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 - 10 minutes stirring frequently until some of the berries disintegrate and some remain whole but soft, and the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool, the sauce will thicken more as it cools down.
  • Transfer to jars and refrigerate for up to two weeks.



  • Frozen strawberries can be used instead of fresh strawberries.
  • Increase cooking time if using frozen berries since they will release extra liquid.
  • Lemon juice and lemon zest can be used in place of orange.
  • Increase the amount of sugar to your taste or if using lemon juice.


Serving: 89g | Calories: 45kcal