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Strawberry Sauce in a small white pitcher next to biscuits with strawberry syrup spread on them next to a white colander full of halved strawberries

Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce

Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce is sweet and delicious on everything from ice cream and yogurt, to biscuits and pancakes! You can make this pressure cooker strawberry sauce quickly and easily.

Course condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker strawberry sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 126 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 lb Strawberries, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 cup Sugar (this is pretty sweet, so reduce to 1/2 cup for less sweet)

Optional - Thicken a little After Pressure Cooking (Mix these together)

  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp Water


  1. Add strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar to the pot. Don't stir. You won't need to add any additional water as the berries will release enough to bring the pot to pressure.

  2. Place the lid on and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  3. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 1 minute (2 minutes for frozen berries).

  4. When the cook time is up, turn the pot off so it doesn't go into the warming setting. Let the pot sit undisturbed for about 10 minutes (the strawberries foam a lot, so you want that to settle down).

  5. Turn the steam release knob to the Venting position slowly, and then close it again. Keep releasing the steam in short bursts until you are sure none of the strawberry juice will spew out with the steam (this has happened to me, so be careful!).

  6. After the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid and add the cornstarch slurry. Stir well. It will not get very thick, as this is a sauce, but you can double the cornstarch slurry to make it thicker if you'd like.