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strawberry orange sauce

STRAWBERRY ORANGE SAUCE 

This Strawberry Orange Sauce was created as a tangy and sweet accompaniment for my STRAWBERRY STUFFED FRENCH TOAST BAKE.

It might be a little different than other fruit sauces you’ve made in the past.  I wanted this sauce to be intensely fruity and tangy to offset the sweetness of the French toast casserole, so I roasted the fruits first.

By combining fresh strawberries with orange slices in a baking dish, and roasting them with sugar, it resulted in a lovely syrupy mixture.  But I wanted a ton of “tang” too. So I decided to add some orange juice concentrate and a bit of water to up citrusy undertones in the sauce. 

 

strawberry orange sauce

STRAWBERRY ORANGE SAUCE – It’s the Bomb!

Once the mixture has cooled a bit, it gets pulsed and whirled in a food processor with a pat of butter.  The finishing touch of tossing a bit of butter in adds a richness to the sauce that ends up smooth, tangy and deeply fruity.  

While I use this sauce to up the ante on a brunch entree, I can see it being used in a host of other ways.

Here’s some suggestions I can think of, right off the top of my head:

  • Add a dollop to a bowl of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with fresh berries
  • Swirl some into your morning bowl of yogurt
  • Layer the sauce between scoops of ice cream and chocolate sauce for a fab parfait
  • Up the flavor profile of your breakfast oatmeal with a spoonful of Strawberry Orange Sauce
  • Use as a filling in your favorite bar cookie recipe
  • Place a bit inside your muffin batter for a fruity surprise center

 

As you can see, this sauce can be used in so many different ways.  Perhaps it should  become a Summer staple in your refrigerator, don’t you think?

Since this Strawberry Orange Sauce is so scrumptious on my French toast casserole, I think I’d better give you the recipe.  It’s simply out-of-this-world, and I know you and your family will enjoy it all Summer long!  

 

STRAWBERRY STUFFED FRENCH TOAST BAKE

strawberry stuffed french toast bake

Thick slices of French bread are stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese and sweet strawberries and baked into a fluffy casserole.

 My Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Bake is sprinkled with a crunchy Pecan Streusel and Sparkling Sugar Topping too.  This breakfast casserole is truly the taste of Summer and makes any morning repast a yummy one!

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE:  STRAWBERRY STUFFED FRENCH TOAST BAKE

 

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strawberry orange sauce

Strawberry Orange Sauce

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Sweet, juicy strawberries, orange slices and brown sugar are roasted into an intensely fruit combination that pureed into a smooth and tangy sauce. Perfect on my Stuffed Strawberry French Toast Bake!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Large orange, sliced and seeded (toss stem end)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large glass baking dish, add the berries and sugar, tossing to coat berries. Add the orange slices.
  2. Combine the water and orange juice concentrate in a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour over fruit and sugar mixture.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a thick syrup has formed and is bubbling. Start checking after 20 minutes or so just in case, as sugar burns very easily.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Scrape out of pan with a rubber spatula into the bowl of your food processor while it's still warm and liquified. Add butter
    cut into small pieces and add to fruit.
  5. Process mixture with pulses until all the large pieces of orange are broken down. Continue processing on medium speed until mixture is thick and smooth.
  6. Place in a tightly covered container and refrigerate until
    needed.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 46Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 0g
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