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Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake is made from scratch and ready in minutes for your next dessert recipe. This sweet strawberry topping is perfect for more than just cheesecake – try it on pancakes, pound cake, waffles, cupcakes, and more.
Strawberries are the perfect addition to many desserts and baked goods, especially cheesecake. Make this strawberry topping next time you whip up your favorite cheesecake recipe – maybe my Easy Mini Cheesecakes, for example.
This strawberry topping is exceptionally easy to make, and is ready in just a few minutes. You’ll need some fresh strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. That’s it! The strawberries naturally color this topping a vibrant red, so no food coloring is needed.
I like to chop my strawberries small, especially if I’m using strawberry topping on my mini cheesecakes, cupcakes, or individual shortcakes. If you’re topping a larger dessert, like a full cheesecake, pancakes, or waffles, you may want to slice or quarter your strawberries instead.
Keep in mind, if you slice your strawberries larger, you may have to increase the cooking time. The topping is ready once it has thickened, so the best method is to just watch it closely and not rely on time.
I like to top a bowl of vanilla ice cream with this strawberry topping. The taste of fresh strawberries is infinitely better than any topping that comes in a jar.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to using this strawberry topping. Have you tried my recipe? What did you use your strawberry topping for? Share in the comments below!
Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake
- 1 pound fresh strawberries hulled and diced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.