Strawberry Filling

 

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You can make this delicious strawberry filling with only two (yes two) ingredients!  Say Whaaat?!!!

When I made lavender macarons for Macaron Monday this week, I wanted to incorporate strawberry when I filled them.  This filling is inspired by one of my youtube favorites Cupcake Jemma.  I made this for the first time last summer when I was making one of her delicious confections.

This filling can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries.  You can also substitute other berries (such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries etc.) in place of the strawberries.

Ingredients:

2 cups (400 grams) fresh or frozen strawberries

1 cup (198 grams) granulated sugar

Instructions:

Place berries in medium saucepan with a heavy bottom that can withstand heat.

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Add sugar to the strawberries and turn heat to medium.

Continue to cook over medium heat for about five minutes.  The strawberries will begin to get soft and mixture will start to boil.  Continue to cook until strawberries are soft enough to mash with a handheld masher.

 

Using an emulsion blender, blend the berries until smooth.  Strain the strawberries to make the filling smooth.   Return the berries to the pan and simmer on medium/low for 20 minutes.  The filling will thicken as it reduces.

 

Pour into container.  This will keep (covered tightly) in the refrigerator up to a week.

This can be added to buttercream frostings and also used as a filling for cupcakes, cakes or doughnuts… YUM!!!!

This filling may be easy to make, but it tastes like it took a long time.  Shhhhh….your secret’s safe with me!!

 

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