At first, I thought this was the wrong time of year to have a recipe for strawberry sauce, however, here in this part of the US strawberries are available all year long. Over the weekend I realized I had a few frozen strawberries in the freezer. My husband loves fruit cobblers and pies and my first thought was to make him a cobbler. However, he is currently having challenges with his blood sugar level and we decided that would not be good. I remembered the healthified cinnamon bread I made last week and I had some of it in the freezer. I asked him if he would like a slice of that bread with some strawberry sauce. He loves cinnamon bread and agreed that would be a great dessert. I thawed the bread and sliced a small portion for him. I then made the strawberry sauce as follows:
Easy Strawberry Sauce
2 cups of frozen strawberries (thawed slightly)
2 tablespoons of regular splenda or an equivalent amount of sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
I placed the strawberries in a medium sized saucepan and added the Splenda. I turned the burner on to medium heat and stirred the strawberries until completely thawed. I did not slice the berries but left them whole. When they were completely heated I prepared the corn starch. I placed one tablespoon of cornstarch in a small amount of water and stirred with a fork until it was smooth. In the meantime, I turned the burner off on the stove and let the berries cool slightly. After the cornstarch was smooth, I stirred it into the strawberries, turned the burner on to medium and stirred it constantly until it came to a boil. I let it boil for one minute and it was completely thickened.
Believe it or not, I never even tried to make any type of sauce until a few years ago and now it seems so easy. This week for some reason, I just want to think about easy dishes. By the way, you could substitute just about any berry for the strawberreis and it would work.
I served the cinnamon bread with the strawberry sauce and cool whip topping. There was enough berries left for my husband to have another dessert of strawberries and cool whip.