Roasted Strawberries

Easy homemade roasted strawberries. A perfect addition to your favorite breakfast or dessert!

Easy homemade roasted strawberries recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect dessert topping!

Photos updated August 2015

Roasted strawberries are hands down my favorite dessert topping. They pair perfectly with everything from cake to ice cream… and even many breakfast items! Best of all, they’re ridiculously easy to make and can be made ahead for storing in the refrigerator or canned for a much later date! The ability to use fresh or frozen strawberries makes this an essential dessert topping for desserts year round! Be sure to check out the recipe archives for delicious strawberry pairing suggestions!

Originally posted May 2013:
I hope you had a fabulous Mother’s Day – delicious and stress free! Just as it should be. I spent the majority of the day in the kitchen, two rounds of pictures and playing with the kids. It was a nice relaxing day. I know that sounds funny considering I was busy in the kitchen for much of it but to me that’s relaxing, plus I get to eat the results. Yum! If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek at one recipe to come. It’ll be a little bit of a wait though since I’m now weeks out on recipes.

I can’t even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to be ahead. In the past I often made recipes a day or two prior to posting thing. Talk about pressure and stressful. This method also means I’m doing a great deal of planning. Are there holidays coming up that I should be cooking for weeks out? I suppose come Fall I’ll be working on Thanksgiving recipes in September this year. Crazy but that’s kind of awesome too because it means double Thanksgivings and who wouldn’t love that?! It’s the tastiest holiday of the year! Mmm carbs and pie.

Easy homemade roasted strawberries recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect dessert topping!

This week is all about strawberries, specifically roasted strawberries. I figured since the other two recipes this week call for roasted strawberries, it’d make sense to share my favorite recipe for them as a stand alone post. It’s also a tease for what is to come and I do hope you love strawberries. Even if you don’t, I’m sure someone in your life does. So, you don’t want to miss what’s coming up later in the week! It’s totally scrumptious.

What you see here is a double batch of the recipe below. It’ll give you roughly 1 1/2 cups or so, but honestly I didn’t measure it out after it cooked – just guessing. If you want a lot of roasted strawberries… and their amazing juices, you’ll want to double the recipe and use 2 pounds of strawberries. Trust me, it will disappear fast. 

Forget buying that bottle of strawberry sauce from the store. Make your own amazing strawberry sauce. It’s easy and ridiculously tasty, so much so that you’ll want to eat this as is with a spoon. I’m not kidding. And it’s perfect for topping off so many things from breakfast to dessert.

Easy homemade roasted strawberries recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect dessert topping!

Roasted Strawberries

Easy homemade roasted strawberries. A perfect addition to your favorite breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry


  • 1 lb strawberries hulled and washed
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Cut strawberries into quarters, or in half for smaller strawberries. In a medium bowl, toss strawberries with sugar to coat.
  • Arrange strawberries in an even layer on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes. Cool slightly, transfer to a glass or plastic storage container. Cool to room temperature prior to covering and storing in the refrigerator.


Recipe yields roughly 1 1/2 cups.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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62 Responses to “Roasted Strawberries”

  1. #
    Tracey — May 13, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Mmmm, strawberry sauce is my favorite ice cream topping! This homemade version sounds and looks like the stuff of my dreams :)

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    Tieghan — May 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I have never roasted strawberries, but only because they don’t last long enough for me to cut them and get them in the oven. Over here we LOVE strawberries!!

    I have to buy some extra because I have to make these. They look awesome!

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Haha buy extra and make this. You’ll be in heaven.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — May 13, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I need to get back to planning my blog ahead. I’m always SO behind these days. You are supermom.

    I also need to make this for my husband. He loves any fruity topping on ice cream so I”m sure he’d go crazy for this.

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Didn’t you use to always be ahead? And yes you absolutely need to make this for him. :)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — May 13, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Ahead? What’s that? I’m one recipe ahead right now (only so I can get through this weekend!) and even that feels foreign to me. ps- your ice cream was a huge hit. Mom loved it :)

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Haha it’ll be super weird to write posts for Fri/Mon in advance. I usually write them the night before. And yay! So glad the ice cream was enjoyed :)

  5. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Want to drink.

    • #
      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Ha! :) I don’t blame you one bit.

  6. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

    These look and sound TO DIE FOR. Yum!!!

  7. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    You strawberry tease!!! I love these to the moon and back!

    • #
      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      You’ll love what’s coming. :)

  8. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — May 13, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Wow! This needs to happen in our house and then top some ice cream.

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Yes, definitely!

  9. #
    Karly — May 13, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I don’t know which I love more: also being ahead on my blog by about a month (it’s a personal record!) or these strawberries. They are fabulous.

    • #
      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      I agree – it’s a tough call! It’s so nice being ahead a bit.

  10. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — May 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

    This looks too good, and the possibilities are endless. Yogurt, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cake….I will be making this for certain!

  11. #
    Jerry | Simply Good Eating — May 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Rachel this looks great! Definitely perfect condiment or filling for a lot of things :)

  12. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Roasted Strawberries is better than jam! Awesome post.

  13. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Great job getting ahead Rachel! I know the feeling of being under pressure with last minute cooking/baking for the blog and last minute photos. I always try to be 1 week ahead. Sometimes I’m not, but when I am ahead – I find my posts are much more quality because they aren’t as rushed. Anyway, these look divine! And would be tasty over the strawberry shortcake I made yesterday ;)

    • #
      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      That is SO true. You have more time to come up with much better recipes and things to say when you aren’t feeling rushed… okay maybe not always things to say but you get what I mean. ;)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Oh my goodness. I would slather these on everything this summer! And plop a spoonful into my Prosecco, too. ;) A must-make for sure. Thanks, Rachel!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Seriously. I just hit publish on my post for next Friday. Feels so good to be that ahead (which I pretty much NEVER am), and I know it won’t stay that way after this weekend either. Oy. But it does feel nice to be that organized. And I want to eat these strawberries by themselves. They look so good! PS Im bringing workout clothes *in case* I find the time (or desire) to wo this weekend, You should too. But I doubt we will actually do it! Ha.;)

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      There will be ZERO working out next weekend so don’t bring any workout clothes lol.

  16. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    HA! Sounds good ;) Thanks for the excuse!

  17. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never roasted strawberries before? That will be changing very very soon!

    • #
      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Uhm yeah you have to change that asap ;)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Wow these look so good! And would be so good on…just about…anything! And what a great way to use up berries that just have to be used up, pronto!

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Seriously! I want to eat them with everything. I’ll have to make more first. :)

  19. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — May 13, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    ooo i’ve never roasted strawberries before but i’m sure they’re good b/c anything roasted, especially fruit is always yum!!

    i think you have SOMEONE to thank for the advanced posts ;) jk

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      Rachel — May 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Yes, you deserve some thanks ;) now make sure I stay ahead k? lol And seriously…never?! You need to roast some next chance you get.

  20. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I roasted strawberries for the first time last month, and OMG, I could live off them!!! These look gorgeous!

  21. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 14, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I long for the days where I can be ahead of schedule with my recipes!! Someday, someday, I hope! This is such a great recipe and would be perfect with some whipped cream or ice cream!

  22. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 14, 2013 at 8:10 am

    There is nothing quite like roasted strawberries… amen.

  23. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Strawberry week- AWESOME!

  24. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — May 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    This looks delicious.. How long can you keep it in the fridge?

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      Rachel — May 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Honestly, I’m not sure. It didn’t last more than a few days here for both jars to be totally gone… partly because I used it for recipes and partly because it was just so freakishly delicious. I figure easily a week or two easily. Beyond that I’m not sure.

  25. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Yay strawberry week!

    Making something like this is kind of pointless for me. Just because I’d sit in bed with a movie and eat from the jar with a spoon and then go cry in the corner because, “I just ate half a cup of suuuugar! Waaah.”

    Um. Yeah. I need to get over some portion control issues.

    It looks great, though! :)

  26. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — May 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Mmm, this looks lovely :)

  27. #
    Amy J — May 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    These strawberries look so yummy I will probably just eat them plain before they even make it on top of anything :-) Thanks for sharing!

  28. #
    Justine — June 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    How long will these stay in the fridge? Thanks!

    • #
      Rachel — June 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      They’ll likely last up to 2 weeks chilled, maybe longer. Ours didn’t last that long but not because it went bad ;) Eye it and smell it if it’s been in there for a while to determine if you should toss it.

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    Amy — June 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    We made the roasted strawberries with your buttermilk waffles last weekend & it is now my favorite breakfast! I was so glad there was leftover waffles & strawberries because I ate one for my bedtime snack 3 nights in a row! :)

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      Rachel — June 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them both! Of course now I’m totally craving another batch ;)

  30. #
    Kelly @ — June 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

    We’re making strawberry shortcake tonight, so I will use this recipe for the strawberries. Thank you! Pinning it now :-)

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      Rachel — June 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Enjoy! :)

  31. #
    cindy — June 22, 2013 at 8:44 am

    could this be frozen? I have about 20 lbs of strawberries i need to do something with!!!!


    • #
      Rachel — June 23, 2013 at 8:08 am

      I haven’t personally frozen any yet, but you should be able to easily enough. Just be sure to freeze in smaller batches and thaw completely in the fridge.

  32. #
    Laurel — June 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    We had lots of strawberries in the garden so I made a batch of this and we had it with wholegrain sourdough waffles — so good! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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      Rachel — June 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe! :)

  33. #
    Judy — February 19, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I adore strawberries and often stir some sugar with them but I’ve never “roasted” them before. I’m wondering out loud here; How does it affect their flavor/texture? Does it make much difference?

    If you use Bakers Sugar (ultrafine) rather than regular sugar it blends that much quicker with the strawberries. Particularly when I’m making Vanilla Crepes with strawberries & whipped cream! YUM ;)
    I wouldn’t go out and buy special sugar, but I happened to have some in my cupboard from some other recipe.
    Thanks for the recipes and your blog is very nice and beautifully put together.

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      Rachel — February 19, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Sugar brings out the juices and roasting brings out both a stronger flavor and softens them.

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    kiwibeeper — May 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Strawberries are out of season. Can I use frozen berries for this? It sounds really good.

    • #
      Rachel — May 5, 2015 at 7:22 am

      I imagine it would work just fine. But for best results, be sure to thaw them first.

  35. #
    Rachel — August 28, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve never tried roasting strawberries, but I can immediately think of 1 million uses for these! Great recipe.

    • #
      Rachel — August 29, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Thanks Rachel!

  36. #
    Diane — April 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I will be coming into a ton of amazing strawberries in the next week , I would like to add this to my collection of recipes I will make/can & freeze with all of them. Can this be frozen after making it for use this summer??

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      Rachel — April 9, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Stored properly, it should freeze well. Enjoy!

  37. #
    Rachel — June 26, 2017 at 7:03 am

    That sounds wonderful. I checked your link for canning strawberry sauce.
    If you can the roasted strawberries, do you fill jars with the berries hot from the oven and process that same five minutes?,

    • #
      Rachel — June 28, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Yes, you could easily process in the same manner. Enjoy!

  38. #
    Chris Dean — July 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Have you done this with other fruits such as peaches or plums?

    • #
      Rachel — July 19, 2018 at 8:13 am

      I have not, but I’m sure it would work well with many others!

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