Stewed Strawberries

Simple stewed strawberries (or cooked fresh berries) that can be used to top of any dessert, waffles, crepes, pancakes etc!

Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Strawberries are probably one of the only fruits I actually like “cooked” (stewed). I’m not a huge fan of cooked fruits; which is probably why you may never find an apple pie or a poached pear on Foodomania. I did try an apple upside down cake once. But that is the extent of my experiments with cooking fruits. Fruits, I believe, should be consumed in their natural form.

However, one thing I love is a cup of stewed strawberries served along with whipped cream. The flavor of strawberries intensifies as you cook ’em and you can never have enough of strawberries in your life! 😉 And another reason why I love stewed strawberries so much is because with so little effort, you get a fancy dish that you can use to make other fancy desserts. Over the next 2 weeks, I’m going to show you a plethora of options that you can try with this delicious stewed strawberries! 

Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Start by washing the strawberries well.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Remove the leaf and stem and cut them into 4-6 small chunks. If you like to have huge chunks, then cut them in half or 3 slices.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Add all the sliced strawberries to a cooking pan and place on medium heat
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Stir the fruit occasionally
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Within 4-5 minutes, you’ll see the berries start to release a lot of their juices.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Continue to cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the strawberries start to look pulpy.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Add your choice of sweetener and mix well.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Let it boil for another 2-3 minutes. If you want them to cook further to a reduced mush, you can. Since I still wanted to retain some physical appearance, I did not cook further.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Switch off and let the fruit cool mostly. Serve with cream, ice cream, waffles, pancakes, cookies, brownies etc. You can store this is in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. The strawberries will continue to thicken as they cool down.
Stewed Strawberries Recipe | How to cook fresh berries for desserts

Stewed Strawberries
 
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Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 500 grams / 1 pound / 16 ounces Strawberries
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Sugar / any sweetener (Adjust according to your taste & the tartness of the berries)
Note
  • Instead of strawberries, you can use any fresh berries in season
Instructions
  1. Start by washing the strawberries well. Remove the leaf and stem and cut them into 4-6 small chunks. If you like to have huge chunks, then cut them in half or 3 slices.
  2. Add all the sliced strawberries to a cooking pan and place on medium heat. Stir the fruit occasionally
  3. Within 4-5 minutes, you'll see the berries start to release a lot of their juices. Continue to cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the strawberries start to look pulpy.
  4. Add your choice of sweetener and mix well.
  5. Let it boil for another 2-3 minutes. If you want them to cook further to a reduced mush, you can. If you want retain some physical appearance, switch off the flame.
  6. Let the fruit cool mostly. Serve with cream, ice cream, waffles, pancakes, cookies, brownies etc.
  7. You can store this is in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Note - The strawberries will continue to thicken as they cool down.

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2 Comment

  1. George says: Reply

    Such an easy recipe and foolproof. I only had time to let the dough rise in the refrig for 1 hr. and the rolls were so YUMMY! I made a paste with fresh herbs and olive oil as suggested by another poster and my family just loved them. Thank you Dee for such a great recipe! 

  2. Yum! I’m already thinking of gateaux and desserts… thanks for that 🙂

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