A spoon digging into strawberry topping in a round glass jar on a white napkin with strawberries around it
5 from 5 votes

Homemade Strawberry Topping

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Marie Roffey
Homemade Strawberry Topping (aka strawberry compote), is sweet, vibrant and easy to make. Just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes and you have a chunky strawberry sauce for topping pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cheesecake – you name it.
Course: Condiment, Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American, Australian, British, World
Keyword: homemade strawberry topping, strawberry compote, strawberry topping


  • 3 cups hulled & quartered strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar


Makes 1.5 cups

  • Place all ingredients in a heavy based saucepan over low heat. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, for around 15 minutes until the strawberries are soft and the juice has thickened slightly.
  • Allow to cool, then place in an airtight sterilised jar, in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.


Homemade Strawberry Topping will keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.