Strawberry Cheesecake Topping – Easy 3-Ingredient Recipe

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My cheesecake is wonderful! But if I add Strawberry Cheesecake Topping, it is even more wonderful. And, this topping takes only 3 ingredients!

Do you ever find yourself looking through the fridge for something to top off that cheesecake you just baked, but all of a sudden realizing that blueberries don’t sound quite as exciting as it did in your head? Fear no more!

This is an easy 3-ingredient recipe for strawberry cheesecake topping that is sure to make your next dessert dish look amazing and taste even better.

When I think about cheesecake, my mouth starts watering (uncontrollably). If you haven’t tried making your own cheesecake, you should try this Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe.

Combine that with your Strawberry Cheesecake Topping, and you won’t be able to put down your fork.

So take out those strawberries and let’s get cooking!

Strawberry Cheesecake Topping

A topping made of fresh strawberries can be an excellent addition to a creamy cheesecake. The red berries bring both color and flavor that can balance the richness of the cheesecake.

To make this topping, one only needs fresh strawberries, sugar, and water. The mixture releases the berries’ juices and produces a light syrup giving it a gourmet taste.

This topping can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until needed, making it a simple yet elegant way to complete your dessert.

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How Do You Jazz Up Store Bought Cheesecake?

You can jazz up store bought (or homemade) cheesecake by adding cheese cake toppings, such as:

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Topping (see recipe below)
  • Banana Curd Filling
  • Biscotti Cookies
  • Candy Melts
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Cookie Butter
  • Homemade Compote
  • Homemade Fruitcake Cookies
  • Cranberry Sauce (add a pinch of ground cinnamon)
  • Dried Fruit
  • Edible Flower Petals
  • Fresh Fruit or Berries
  • Fruit Jam
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Nutella
  • Orange Slices with Sugar and Lemon Juice
  • Pecan-Praline Sauce
  • Pie Filling (canned)
  • Whipped Cream with Candies like (but not limited to) these:
    • Butterfingers
    • Butterscotch
    • Chocolate Chips
    • Chocolate Shavings
    • Heath Bar
    • Oreos
    • Peanut Butter Cups
    • Peppermint
    • Ribbon Candy
    • Snickers
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What Do You Need to Make Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake?

To make a rich and delicious strawberry cheesecake topping, similar to ones found in upscale bakeries, you only need a handful of easy-to-find ingredients.

  1. Sliced Strawberries
  2. Water
  3. Granulated Sugar

The combination of fresh strawberries with sugar creates a simple but truly delicious topping for desserts like cheesecake (also great on pancakes). This indulgent treat is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

This is the Way to Put it Together

Put the strawberries, sugar and water in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Continue to heat and mix until the liquid begins to thicken.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Making Cheesecake Topping Sauce

Can You Use Any Fruit?

Yes, you can use any kind of fruit. Darker fruits and berries tend to have more flavor.

But this recipe is very simple and versatile. You can replace the strawberries with about the same amount of whatever fruit you prefer.

How Do You Store Leftover Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake?

If you have any leftover topping from the delicious strawberry topping for cheesecake, you can save it by transferring it to an airtight container. Refrigerate it for up to one week to prevent spoilage and enhance the flavor of strawberries.

If you have a craving for cheesecake, you can quickly satisfy it by putting the topping on graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or fresh berries. The topping has a vibrant red color and a tangy-sweet taste.

You can also try the strawberry cheesecake topping with yogurt or oatmeal in the morning for a refreshing breakfast version of this classic dessert.

How Easily Can Strawberry Cheesecake Topping be Made?

With just 3 simple ingredients and not much elbow work to be done, this recipe is a breeze. The main amount of time is the slicing of strawberries – but they don’t have to be particularly small slices, if you want a chunkier sauce.

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What if You Want to Replace the Sugar in Strawberry Sauce for Cheesecake?

Sugar replacement is easy peasy. Just be sure to have the right measurements. For example, 1 cup of sugar can be replaced with any of the following:

  • 3/4 cups of Honey
  • 3/4 cups of Maple Syrup
  • 2/3 cups of Agave

Other than Water, What can be Used as a Liquid?

There are many types of liquids that can be used with this recipe. Juice is a great example of another liquid that can be used. Just think of the taste you are looking for.

Strawberry lemonade is a great combo and using lemon juice or lemonade instead of water is the way to go about it. Depending on your tastebuds and preferences, you can also use your favorite liqueur.

What Else can be Topped with this Recipe?

Many different treats can have a topping like this one, including:

  • Angel Food Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Pound Cake
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Biscuits
  • Toast
  • Muffins
  • Cupcakes
  • Too many to count!

With this simple recipe, you could be serving your very own strawberry sauce topped cheesecake at your next family get together!

Whether you’re experienced in the kitchen or just starting out, anyone can make this upgrade to an ordinary cheesecake.

Just make sure to follow a few of our tips and tricks along way to achieve maximal flavor!

Strawberry Cheesecake Topping
Yield: 8

Strawberry Cheesecake Topping

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

To make a rich and delicious strawberry cheesecake topping, similar to ones found in upscale bakeries, you only need a handful of easy-to-find ingredients.


  • 1 lb. (2cups) Strawberries (Sliced)
  • 1 cup (8oz.) Water
  • 1 cup (237ml) Granulated Sugar


  1. Wash and slice strawberries.
  2. Place strawberries, sugar and water in sauce pan over medium heat and stir.
  3. Continue mixing until liquid is simmering and thickened.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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