Country House Strawberry Sauce


4 cups strawberries, washed, hulled, and quartered

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup orange juice

1½ tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water


In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 3 cups of the strawberries, sugar and orange juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Turn the heat down to low and gently mix in the dissolved cornstarch. Increase the heat, bring to a boil again, then turn down heat once more to simmer for a few minutes, stirring as needed. The sauce should be nice and thick.

Add the last cup of strawberries to the hot mixture and stir. (Adding this last cup at the very end gives the sauce a lovely texture.) Remove from heat and let cool. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.