Strawberry Topping

Strawberry Topping

Strawberry topping is one of our favorites–mainly because there's a strawberry farm near us and we freeze lots of strawberries to eat all winter long. However, you are not limited to strawberries! I have used this recipe for other berries, (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.) and have even used other canned, frozen, or fresh fruits such as peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, prunes, etc. Adjust the sweetener to your taste, use your favorite juice and your favorite fruit, and you'll have an amazing topping for toast, waffles, hot cereal, or whatever you want it on! It thickens as it chills, so don't be surprised if your leftovers turn into a nice thick jam the next day! Enjoy your meal!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, fruit
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 servings~1/2 cup
Calories 46 kcal


COOK until thick

  • 12 oz apple juice concentrate OR any other kind of fruit juice
  • 3 Tbsp black cherry juice concentrate OR grape juice concentrate, for color
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch OR arrowroot powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup water

ADD later

  • 4 cups strawberries OR any other fruit–fresh, canned, or frozen
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. POUR juice concentrate, water, cornstarch, and salt into kettle and whisk together.

  2. BOIL for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. ADD strawberries and stir until frozen fruit is thawed.

  4. ADD lemon juice and vanilla. Sweeten to taste, if berries are tart.

  5. COOL slightly before serving, OR pour into warm jars and refrigerate for later use.

  6. SERVE over pancakes, waffles, toast, or hot cereal.

Recipe Notes

You may use any other juice of choice for a different flavor OR blend fruit to make your own juice.


Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Topping
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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