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.
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.
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.
Start by combining mixed 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
- 2 cups mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
- ⅓ 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
What would you do with this sauce? Drinking it IS an option;-)
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Mmmm! Berries! These look so tasty and ready for summer!
Your sauce looks delicious! It would be perfect on an ice cream sundae or mixed into morning oatmeal.
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!
I think I would like to pour it over a grilled chicken salad. MMM
What a creative idea! Love that.
I could put berry sauce on almost anything. Pretty much any excuse to eat berries this time of year gets my attention.
Yummmmm! I would put this all over some homemade waffles. Looks delicious!
That sounds perfect, can you make me some?
Love this sauce!
Looks great! I’ve been thinking about making something like this to put on oatmeal.
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!
Oh, good idea! What are we having it with?!
I love how simple and versatile this is. Its going on my pancakes this weekend!
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!
That sauce looks fantastic, I cannot wait to try it out in my baking or ice cream
This looks wonderful. I would probably drink it, for sure, and pour it over waffles. Mmmmm….
Oh what a delicious sauce! I would put it on frozen yogurt and/or pancakes! :)
Wow, I am drooling over here. YUM!!!
Oh I need to make this to put on a new york style cheesecake! Yummy!! :)
Oooh, very nice! I’d put this on my pancakes. Yummers!
I can definitely see myself eating this on top of ice cream and possibly a shortcake :) delicious!
love love love. Nothing more to say!
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 :)
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!
This looks wonderful! I thought cheesecake even before your picture…and pancakes. Definitely would serve this sauce in place of syrup. Too good!
Oh wow – that on top of the cheesecake sounds AMAZING!
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.
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!
This is awesome im going to use it in a vanilla pound cake ,mixed berry glaze and vanilla icecream ps im eleven
Wow, 11 and already baking? So impressive! That sounds like a perfect combination so I hope you enjoy it!
Made this tonight as an alternative to pancake syrup. My family loved it! I used blueberries, rasberries, and sweet cherries because that is what was in the freezer. Soooo easy!!!
Thank you for your recipe.
Such a great idea! Thanks for the kind comment!!
can this sauce be canned? If so need a recipe
I don’t know enough about canning to answer that. It’s probably not worth it for the small amount the recipe makes, though.
I have been using this recipe for a couple of years now. We use the berry sauce sauce for pancakes and waffles, sometimes we just strawberries or blueberries and other times we use a mix. It is so easy and tasty. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
I’m so happy to hear that!