Gather Ingredients

For this strawberry sauce you will need fresh strawberries, white granulated sugar, and lemon juice.


Prepare the Strawberries

Prepare the strawberries by cutting off the stems and then slicing so that you will have smaller pieces of fruit in your compote.


Add to a Saucepan

Add the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it begins to boil, stirring often.


Boil the Strawberries

Once boiling, turn the heat down and let the strawberry mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes until the strawberries begin to break down and the sauce thickens. Continue to stir occasionally as it simmers.


Allow Sauce to Cool

Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool to room temperature. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.


Serve with Dessert

Serve this strawberry compote sauce over your favorite desserts like cheesecake, cake, and a bowl of vanilla ice cream.