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Feb 25, 2012 02:44 PM

Couldn't find frozen sweetened strawberries, how to make my own? How much sugar do I use?

Hey guys good afternoon. Well I am looking to make a strawberry cheesecake tonight, following this recipe..

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find organic frozen sweetened strawberries, only organic frozen strawberries non sweetened. Recipe calls for 2 10 oz packages, and while I do have the 2 10 oz packages I am not sure how much sugar to throw in to replicate the sweetened strawberries...
I am really anal about following recipes so was wondering if anyone knew what a satisfiable solution would be.. For example maybe 2 tablespoons per package? 1/2 cup per package? I guess every sweetened strawberry package is different however is there a standard that would work well for the cheesecake? I would rather go with more sugar than less, so you know what I am looking for, but ideally I would like to replicate how much sugar one would find in a typical 10 oz sweetened strawberry package! Thank you guys very much have a good one :)

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  1. Have you tasted the thawed organic strawberries? I would taste them to see how sweet they are and then start by adding the sugar , 2 tablespoons at a time. Taste after the additions until you have the sweetness you want.

    1. It is hard to gauge since strawberries will range in sweetness, even when fresh. Two 10 oz. pkgs. of strawberries in syrup will have fewer strawberries than your 20 oz. of (assumed) IQF strawberries. You'll end up with more topping that the recipe would assume, but the extras won't go to waste.

      I would add 1/3 cup of sugar per package. The sugar makes the juice that is the sauce. Don't skimp. It's just the topping so sweetness isn't going to crush the dish.

      1. You have to do it to taste. As said there is no standard amount of sugar added to reference it would be different from brand to brand and may be from batch to batch.

        1. thank you guys very much i understand there is no standard i am just extremely anal about recipes and was upset that i couldn't find the EXACT thing, i know i know i need to calm down..

          i will start with 2 tablespoons at a time like living4fun has suggested and if need be will increase to 1/3 cup like terri h suggested. .thank you chefj as well, have a good day guys :)