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Strawberry Vanilla Sauce
makes approximately 1 1/2 cups
16 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped
6-8 tablespoons granulated sugar (depends on how sweet the berries are)
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (or equal amount of vanilla bean paste or extract)
Zest of half a small lemon
If using fresh berries, place strawberries, sugar, and vanilla bean seeds in a bowl and mix together; rest for 30 minutes, until berries begin to give off their juice (skip this step if using frozen berries). In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla bean seeds (if using vanilla bean paste or extract, add after mixture is removed from the heat); heat until sugar dissolves completely; stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest. Serve warm or cold. Chill leftovers for up to a week.