Mixed Berry Sauce

We love fruits of all kinds in this house. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs sometimes. This means we buy huge containers of strawberries or 29 pound watermelons. And sometimes, although very rarely, we aren’t able to finish up all that fresh fruit before it starts turning that corner toward not-so-good.

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Not that that’s a problem though. There are SO many ways to use fresh fruits to extend their lives or make them freezer friendly. And I know I’ve said it before and risk sounding like a broken letter, but sauces are a fantastic way to put those on-the-verge fruits to use. Seriously, a world without sauces or dips would be a sad, sad world indeed.

Here is another one of those sauces that sauces. I love this one because it is very versatile, freezes perfectly and couldn’t be easier.p6107126

Mixed Berry Sauce

  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 c. mixed berries, or just one type of berry, whatever
  • 1 T. cornstarch  or arrowroot powder
  • 1 T. water

1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a slow boil and boil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. While the simple syrup is coming together, slice or dice any berries that need it, like strawberries. Raspberries and blueberries can stay whole.

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3. Add berries to syrup, reduce heat and simmer another 5 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch or arrowroot powder with the water. Slowly stir into the syrup, bring back to a boil and cook until thickened.

*This amount of cornstarch will create a semi-thick but still runny sauce, about the consistency of syrup. You can easily make it thicker to use in pies or as a cake filling by doubling the amount of cornstarch.

Here are some ideas for this sauce:

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  • As a breakfast syrup…over pancakes, waffles, crepes or French toast
  • At the bottom of a bowl of plain yogurt for your own “Fruit On The Bottom” yogurt
  • Mixed with softened cream for a delicious Mixed Berry Cream Cheese. This is great as is on bagels or used in place of plain cream cheese in a cream cheese frosting recipe.

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31 thoughts on “Mixed Berry Sauce

  1. Yum! I know some berries that would taste wonderful in there!

    P.S. I was over at Blogluxe and I saw you were nominated for Tastiest, so I voted for you!

  2. Perfect timing, I was just looking for some help in what to do with all the strawberries my MIL brought the other day from her “picking” excursion. And now I hear she’s going back again tomorrow …. so I will really need this help.

    Thanks it looks easy and fantastic!

  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks nice!!!!!!!!!! YUM YUM YUM in my tum. We are trying this out tonight with Pavlova and Cream!!!! Thanks for the Recipe.

  4. This was really good. I’m glad I found this, thank you for sharing. I actually used this as a berry sauce for a homemade cheesecake I made last Christmas. After simmering the berries with the sugar and water I put them in the blender, then strained it to get the seeds out. I returned it to the saucepan and thickened it up a little. It turned out nicely. Trish, I used frozen fruit when I made mine.

  5. i love this recipe
    i found it when i was looking for recipies for my mom
    THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!we mixed this with vanilla frosting to make berry frosting. Thank you so much!

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  8. You can turn this sauce into : frozen pop-sickle’s, treats for school, for work(a little pick u up), mix some into a cake mix, then bake it the very BEST OF THE BEST.

    thank you for this sharing receipt

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