Happy Strawberry Day, a day created to celebrate this little red fruit that’s bursting with sweet perfection! Indigenous to Chile, strawberry plants made their way to North America in the 1750s. Strawberry plants are easy to grow and flourish in many parts of the world. To celebrate Strawberry Day try this delicious and easy to make strawberry sauce to top your ice cream, waffles or pancakes.
· 1 pint fresh strawberries
· 1/3 cup white sugar
· 1 tsp vanilla
1. Wash strawberries and remove stems then cut in half or roughly chop.
2. Place strawberries, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Allow mixture to sizzle for a while until juice begins to form. Continue stirring and use your Pujols Kitchen spatula to mash some of the strawberries to produce syrup. Then cook another 15 minutes or until sauce thickens.
3. Remove sauce from heat. Take 1/3 of the sauce and puree in a blender then add back to remaining topping. Store in refrigerator.