Mixed Berry Sauce

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I’ve been wanting to make a variation of this sauce for a while now:  something that would take a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the next level (because let’s face it, vanilla will never be chocolate), add texture and flavor to a slice of basic angel food cake, or be so pretty you want to put it on top of everything.

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This Mixed Berry Sauce is made with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.  It has a wonderful balance of sweet and tart as well as a lovely texture from the slightly decomposed berries.  Last weekend I served the sauce alongside my banana cheesecake and it was a huge hit.  slice of cheesecake 8a


It was so easy to make that I will definitely make it again.  Whip it up and take it with you to a barbeque  to serve with store-bought pound cake (I won’t tell) and vanilla ice cream.  Make it Saturday morning and pour it over fluffy pancakes or even greek yogurt.

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Start by combining mixed berries, sugar and lemon juice on medium heat over the stove

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Stir occasionally and break down some of the larger berries with a spoon

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Continue until all berries are slightly soft and a juice begins to form

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Add cornstarch and stir in quickly

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Turn the heat up to high and stir constantly until sauce reaches desired thickness

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Mixed Berry Sauce
Yield: Makes ~2 cups of sauce

2 cups mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice (or up to half a lemon to taste)
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Start by combining berries, sugar and lemon juice on medium heat over the stove
Stir occasionally and break down some of the larger berries with a spoon
Continue until all berries are slightly soft and a juice begins to form
Add cornstarch and stir in quickly
Turn the heat up to high and stir constantly until sauce reaches desired thickness
Store in refrigerator up to 1 week

Adapted from Serndipity Sundaes

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What would you do with this sauce? Drinking it IS an option;-)

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32 Responses to “Mixed Berry Sauce”

  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen April 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Mmmm! Berries! These look so tasty and ready for summer!

  2. Alicia at AliGirl Cooks April 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Your sauce looks delicious! It would be perfect on an ice cream sundae or mixed into morning oatmeal.

  3. Emma April 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Looks tasty! I was hoping it was the same sauce I spotted at the end of the cheesecake post; it looked just as tasty then. And yesssss, mixing it with Greek yogurt is a fantastic choice!

  4. valerie April 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    I think I would like to pour it over a grilled chicken salad. MMM

    • KeepItSweet April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      What a creative idea! Love that.

  5. Madison M April 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    I could put berry sauce on almost anything. Pretty much any excuse to eat berries this time of year gets my attention.

  6. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen April 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Yummmmm! I would put this all over some homemade waffles. Looks delicious!

    • KeepItSweet April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      That sounds perfect, can you make me some?

  7. Maria April 27, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Love this sauce!

  8. Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews April 27, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Looks great! I’ve been thinking about making something like this to put on oatmeal.

  9. debbie c. April 27, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    I think this looks like a beautifully perfect dessert to serve for Mother’s Day! The fruit topping gives it that great presentation, and reminds us that we’re finally into spring and the fruit season!

    • KeepItSweet April 27, 2011 at 10:26 am #

      Oh, good idea! What are we having it with?!

  10. Our Eyes Eat First April 27, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I love how simple and versatile this is. Its going on my pancakes this weekend!

  11. debbie c. April 27, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Hey You!!!!!!!!! Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think we NEEDED something else??????
    You’re not thinking actual “food”, are you???? It’s Mother’s Day!
    It should be JUST DESSERTS!

  12. pawsitivelife April 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    That sauce looks fantastic, I cannot wait to try it out in my baking or ice cream

  13. paddleattachment April 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    This looks wonderful. I would probably drink it, for sure, and pour it over waffles. Mmmmm….

  14. Simply Life April 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Oh what a delicious sauce! I would put it on frozen yogurt and/or pancakes! :)

  15. Holly @ Cook it, Bake it, TASTE it! April 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Wow, I am drooling over here. YUM!!!

  16. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen April 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Oh I need to make this to put on a new york style cheesecake! Yummy!! :)

  17. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 28, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Oooh, very nice! I’d put this on my pancakes. Yummers!

  18. Evan @swEEts April 28, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I can definitely see myself eating this on top of ice cream and possibly a shortcake :) delicious!

  19. thehealthyapron April 28, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    love love love. Nothing more to say!

  20. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I absolutely love this. Anything that can be used to ‘doctor up’ a premade dessert is a wonderful thing. Or to just eat with a spoon :)

  21. Angel @ | 77inspire | April 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I don’t think i’ve ever had to make berry sauce but i’ve booked make this for when I do. Sounds yummy with the banana cheesecake. Stumbled across your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Baking Serendipity April 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    This looks wonderful! I thought cheesecake even before your picture…and pancakes. Definitely would serve this sauce in place of syrup. Too good!

  23. Deborah April 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Oh wow – that on top of the cheesecake sounds AMAZING!

  24. Shawnda April 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Oh, it’s so versatile! Swirled into greek yogurt, over ice cream, pancakes, cake, on top of a brick of cream cheese with baked cinnamon chips… Yum.

  25. Foodfashionandflow April 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    This looks really yummy! Endless options with this sauce. Great as a dessert topping, over turkey breast, or in the blender with some ice and it is a great smoothie!


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