Sweet Southern Sugared Strawberries (Strawberry Topping)

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

This is a family favorite handed down for generations. It is very basic and can be used in Strawberry shortcake, ice cream topping, cheesecake topping, pancake or waffle topping, etc. Be creative with it!


  1. You will need a tupperware type container with a lid.
  2. First, slice as many strawberries as you would like and place them in the container.
  3. Then add as much sugar as you wish.
  4. The more sugar makes more syrup.
  5. I usually add enough to fully coat the strawberries.
  6. Now put the lid on the container and tumble the strawberries for a minute so they can get saturated in the sugar.
  7. Now refrigerate the container for a couple of hours, and you will have the tastiest, sweetest strawberries in their own syrup.
  8. (I usually leave them in the refrigerator over night).


Most Helpful

Jenn, this is usually the first thing I do with my strawberries when I bring them home from the store and have been doing it for years! I use them on everything from Belgian Waffles, pancakes, pound cake, ice cream, cheesecake, pudding, egg custard or even served alone in a fluted margarita glass with a dollop of real whipped cream. Simply too many serving suggestions to list!! Delicious!

Bev May 10, 2003

My kids love this, sweet strawberries.....nothing better. Thanks for posting.

mommyoffour June 01, 2010

Very good. My great grandma always put sugar on strawberries but I had never done it. I used Splenda instead of sugar as that is what I buy. The strawberries were so sweet.

bmcnichol April 08, 2010

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