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strawberry reduction recipe

Strawberry Puree Recipe

This is my recipe for reduced strawberry puree! It takes the sweet flavor of ripe strawberries and intensifies them so that you can use it for baking, using as a sauce and so much more.
4.89 from 45 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves: 16 ounces
Calories: 48kcal


  • 36 oz (1021 g) fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 4 oz (170 g) sugar
  • 2 tsp (2 tsp) lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp (1 Tbsp) lemon juice
  • 1 pinch (1 pinch) salt


  • Defrost strawberries if frozen or cut up strawberries if whole
  • Blend strawberries if you prefer a smoother texture of strawberry puree
  • Place strawberries and sugar into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over med heat
  • Once bubbling, reduce heat to low and let slowly reduce until berries begin to break up and liquid is almost gone. 
  • Occasionally stir the mixture to prevent burning. Add in lemon zest, juice and salt and stir to combine. Transfer to another container and let cool before use. 
  • Store extra in the freezer for up to 6 months


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 48kcal (2%) | Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 98mg (3%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 10g (11%) | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 38mg (46%) | Calcium: 10mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)