This simple strawberry topping is delicious by itself with yoghurt, on pancakes, ice cream or in trifles.
Easy and good recipe. Recipe isn't clear so here's the clarification: Chop all of the strawberries. Set 1/3 aside and cook the other 2/3. After cooking, combine all strawberries back together for your topping. Some like to puree the cooked topping before adding the fresh strawberries back into it. I just use a whisker to smash them up while they're cooking - That way I don't dirty my whole blender I use this to top white cake and angel food cake instead of the nasty store-bought glaze. - 10 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The directions seemed a bit confusing to me, but I needed a place to start. Here is what I did to come up with a topping for the New York Cheesecake III on this site: * I didn't have fresh strawberries on hand, so I used a 16oz. bag of frozen strawberries. I started by cutting them all up into smaller chunks. * I added 3/4 of the strawberries into the saucepan along with the sugar. I started to cook this on medium and let it go, stirring from time to time, for about 25 minutes. * Next, I used an immersion blender to smooth the mixture out. * Finally, I added the remaining stawberries and let them cook for about 3 minutes. Added the vanilla at the very end. This was the hit of the toppings I supplied with the cheesecake. The amount of sugar worked very well for 16oz of strawberries - not too tart, not too sweet. - 01 Jul 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This couldn't be easier and is so pretty! Delicious over cheesecake, ice cream or pound cake, this is equally as good prepared with frozen strawberries as well as fresh. For a little variation, I sometimes like to add a little berry liqueur such as Creme de Cassis or Chambord, but if you ask hubs this is perfect as is! On this occasion I used this to top "Perfect Cheesecake Everytime" and found that for this purpose I wanted the topping thicker so I thickened it with a bit of cornstarch and it was just what I was after. Also, since the strawberries I used this time were HUGE and very meaty, I mashed them coarsely and added a few drops of red food coloring to make the sauce more vibrant red. - 19 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)