Learning how to make berry sauce is simple and should be a staple in every kitchen. This versatile mixed berry sauce can be used in tons of ways. Plus, this recipe is sugar-free and contains just two base ingredients!Quick and easy to make, this mixed berry sauce is delicious spooned over cheesecake, vanilla ice cream, pancakes, waffles or... just use your imagination.
For this recipe you will need:
. Mix of Berries as you wish
. 1 Lemon
If you want a quick berry sauce for pancakes, waffles, French toast, yogurt bowls, smoothie bowls, ice-cream, sundaes… the list goes on and on. In fact, check out some of my favourite ways to use it in the ‘serving suggestions’ section below.
You would be amazed at what you can do with just two ingredients and a few minutes of your time. Best of all – it’s actually nutritious and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants too!
Mixed Berries – I love to use a combination of berries that can be bought in the freezer section in the shop (hence I count it as 1 ingredient but feel free to use individual berries too). You can use them fresh or frozen(I used fresh for this recipe), though a frozen berry sauce will take slightly longer to cook down (but not much);
Lemon – this isn’t technically required, but I love the extra freshness it adds and balances with the sweetness. Gives a bit of bitter flavour, which I love.
HOW TO MAKE BERRY SAUCE
In a medium saucepan, add the berries of your choice and lemon juice and heat over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat slightly and heat for 2-3 more minutes. Occasionally press the berries, so they release more of their juices ( there is no need to mash them fully).
Then, remove from the heat and either serve the fruit sauce immediately or allow to cool and use later.
If you’re using fresh fruits (rather than frozen), feel free to add a splash of water, orange juice, or other juice to help encourage the sauce to form but doesn't really need to;
To create a type of ‘quick berry chia jam,’ you could add a tablespoon or so of chia seeds to the sauce as it cools;
Feel free to mash/blend the berry sauce for a coulis-style thick berry sauce;
Feel free to make fruit sauces using individual or combinations of fruits, including: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, blackberries, peaches, pears, rhubarb, etc. Different fruits will need slightly longer to break down.
How to Storage
Store this berry sauce in a sterilised, airtight jar in the refrigerator for between 1-2 weeks.
You can freeze as well! I like to freeze it in individual portions in an ice-cube tray. That way, you can pop one out when needed. This can be frozen for up to 2 months.
To reheat: reheat on the stovetop or in a microwave (in 20-second spurts). Add a splash of water/juice if needed.