Strawberry Purée

published May 11, 2022
Strawberry Purée Recipe

An easy way to keep summer alive all year round — no canning required!

Makesabout 3 cups

Prep5 minutes

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a jar of strawberry puree as seen from the top, with a spoon lifting some out.
Credit: Kristina Vänni

If the idea of tackling a home canning project seems too daunting, there are ways to preserve spring and summer produce just by using your refrigerator or freezer. Fresh strawberries lend themselves well to making a beautiful purée that can be stored for a short time in the refrigerator or a longer period of time in the freezer. It’s a treat to pull out containers of peak-strawberry flavor later in the year!

What Is Strawberry Purée Made Of?

Strawberry purée is made with either fresh or frozen strawberries, some granulated sugar, and a bit of lemon juice.

Is Strawberry Purée the Same as Jam?

Strawberry purée is different from strawberry jam. The purée is uncooked and only lightly sweetened, while jam is cooked and tends to have a higher sugar content.

Credit: Kristina Vänni

How Long Does Strawberry Purée Last in the Fridge?

Strawberry purée will last up to five days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen and stored for up to three months.

Do I Need a Blender to Make Strawberry Purée?

You can use either a high-powered blender or food processor to make strawberry purée.

How to Serve Strawberry Purée

Strawberry purée can be used in a wide variety of ways. It can be spooned over pancakes and waffles or swirled into oatmeal or yogurt. The purée can be used as a filling for cakes and cupcakes, or drizzled over cheesecake, pound cake, angel food cake, or simply a scoop of ice cream.  

Strawberry Purée Recipe

An easy way to keep summer alive all year round — no canning required!

Prep time 5 minutes

Makes about 3 cups

Nutritional Info


  • 1 1/2 pounds

    fresh strawberries

  • 1/2

    medium lemon

  • 1/4 cup

    granulated sugar


  1. Trim and quarter 1 1/2 pounds strawberries (about 4 cups). Place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment or a blender. Juice 1/2 medium lemon until you have 1 tablespoon. Add the lemon juice and 1/4 cup granulated sugar to the food processor or blender. Blend on high speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute more.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate strawberry purée in an airtight container for up to 5 days. The purée can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.