Sometimes it happens. You get a text or a quick phone call that the company is on their way, and you need to set-up tea or some sort of refreshment in a hurry. You look in the pantry and find you just used your last jar of homemade jam.
What in the world will you put on the scones?
You check the freezer and find it. A little bit of the summer’s harvest put up for just the occasion.
This quick strawberry sauce is a little bit runnier than a jam, but it serves up fast and is tasty on top of a scone. Best of all, its done and ready before your guest arrives.
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This quick strawberry jam isn't just great on top of scones, but it makes a great strawberry sauce for waffles, topping pancakes, or for making thumbprint cookies and hand pies.
With Mother's Day just around the corner, there is no better time to start making some fabulous scones, jam, and lemon curd as treats to drop off to your mom during these crazy stay-at-home times!
They will make a fabulous distraction for the troubles of the world right now, brighten the spirits and bring a smile to mom's face. Even more so when they are hand made by you!
These recipes are also made with nourishing ingredients like real maple syrup instead of processed sugar!
Picture these scones with a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit, maybe some of these Maple Quiche Bites and a 7 layer salad.
I wonder if The Farmer will read this.... hmm. Probably not, so I'll have to make my own ;) But he would probably do the dishes for me! I guess that will do.
OK, now that your drooling (or maybe that is just me), let's get to how to make this strawberry jam, easy, by making a quick strawberry sauce!
Quick Strawberry Sauce
Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 15 min. Servings: 12
2 - 3 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (cornstarch is OK)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
- Place all of the ingredients, EXCEPT the arrowroot powder, in a heavy weighted saucepan and heat on medium-low, covering with a lid.
- Once ingredients come to a rolling boil remove the lid from the pan and cook down about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way. Making sure to stir on occasion so that the sauce doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Once the sauce is reduced, mix the arrowroot powder with about 1 teaspoon of water and add to the sauce. Whisk in well. If the sauce is not thick enough feel free to add a bit more arrowroot and water until you reach the desired consistency though too much arrowroot will make it gummy.
- This strawberry sauce will not be quite as thick as jam but should be at least the consistency of a thick gravy.
- Serve over the top of your favorite scones or our Lavender Lemon Scones
Hopefully, by now, you've printed off the recipes and are making your grocery list. I know that I'm about to do that, I can't believe Mother's Day is so close. It's going to take a bit of extra planning to get things delivered instead of served during this pandemic year.
What will you use your Simple, Easy Strawberry Sauce (Jam) on?
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