Strawberry-Basil Sauce

Cuisinart original

A fresh alternative to maple syrup. This sauce is a delicious topper for most waffles. Have leftovers? Serve over vanilla ice cream for dessert!


Makes about 2 cups


1    pound (4 cups) fresh strawberries,hulled and quartered
1    tablespoon water
2    tablespoons pure maple syrup
1    teaspoon fresh lemon juice
      pinch kosher salt
1    large sprig fresh basil

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 16 (5% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 0g• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 10mg• calc. 7mg • fiber 0g


1. Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan
set over medium-low heat. Partially cover,
bring to a simmer, and then reduce heat
to low to allow mixture to cook down slightly,
about 20 to 25 minutes. Strawberries should
be very soft.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room
3. Once cool, remove basil and blend until
smooth, either using a stick blender directly
in the pot, or transfer to a countertop blender.