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Roasted Strawberry Sundae

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Roasted Strawberry Sundaes are a great way to enjoy California strawberries paired with decadent homemade chocolate sauce.
Roasted Strawberry Sundae

Roasted Strawberry Sundae

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 sundaes
Calories 1.146kcal

Ingredients

Roasted Strawberry Sauce

  • cups about 1½ pounds fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean

Chocolate Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry or raspberry liqueur

To serve

  • 9 cups vanilla ice cream
  • cups about ½ lb fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered

Instructions

To make Roasted Strawberry Sauce:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In blender, purée 1½ cups of the strawberries; strain through fine-meshed strainer, pushing on strawberry purée with a spoon. Combine purée with remaining 3 cups strawberries and sugar.
  • Slit vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds; add bean and seeds to strawberry mixture. Let stand 10 minutes; transfer to shallow baking dish large enough to hold strawberries in one layer.
  • Roast in oven about 20 minutes or until strawberries are cooked and juices have reduced to a syrup.

To make Chocolate Sauce:

  • In saucepan, bring sugar and 3 tablespoons water to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves. Add cream and chocolate. Cook over low heat, stirring, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat; add liqueur.

To serve:

  • Spoon 2 tablespoons Chocolate Sauce in the bottom of each of 6 sundae glasses.
  • Add a (¾-cup) scoop ice cream; top with 2 tablespoons Roasted Strawberry Sauce. Repeat layers. Top each with ¼ cup fresh strawberries.
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