Whole Strawberry Sauce
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  • 3 c whole strawberries, tops removed
  • ½ c sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • ½ Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a medium saucepan, toss strawberries with sugar.
  2. Gently press berries once with a potato masher to force out some of the juices.
  3. Cook, covered, on medium heat for 5 minutes or until bubbling.
  4. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water; pour mixture into pan and stir well to incorporate.
  5. Continue stirring, with lid off, until sauce thickens, approximately 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
  7. Serve over pancakes or waffles or scones or shortcake or ice cream or whatever your heart desires! Drizzle the whole thing with a little maple syrup if you're feeling decadent.
The sauce will thicken a bit as it cools. For a thinner sauce, simply stir in a tablespoon of water at the end. For a more gelatinous sauce, dissolve another tablespoon of cornstarch in cold water and cook a few minutes more until thickened. Never add cornstarch directly to a hot liquid!
Recipe by Hell Yeah It's Vegan! at http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/whole-strawberry-syrup/