Easy Berry Sauce
This Easy Berry Sauce is great over pound cakes, ice cream, cheesecake, lemon cake or pie.
One of my fondest memories of making this was for a friend’s son’s graduation. Their caterer wasn’t able to be there and they needed something simple, delicious, and elegant.
Since you can use frozen berries for this recipe, it was a no-brainer. I could have this dessert ready in a matter of 15 minutes.
What Berries Can I Use to Make Berry Sauce?
You can use just about any berry in season, or frozen berries. You can use raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or a mixture of all of them.
Can You Use Frozen Berries to Make Berry Sauce?
You can use fresh or frozen berries when making berry sauce.
When using fresh berries, you may need to add 1/4 cup of water to the berries as you heat them up on the stovetop.
If you are making the berry sauce with frozen berries, no additional water is needed since they have more moisture from the ice crystals.
I recommend having a bag of frozen berries and a 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream always in your freezer. You will have an amazingly beautiful and delicious dessert on hand at all times for any pop-in guests.
This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make. Really, there can be no greater quick dessert idea!
I serve this berry sauce over ice cream, cheesecake (it’s devine over this Eggnog Cheesecake), pound cake, angel food cake, pancakes, and even savory dishes like duck or Cocoa Crusted Venison Loin.
Can you freeze fruit sauces?
You can!! Fruit sauces are actually some of the best sauces to freeze. Freeze them in freezer safe bags in portions you want to use. After filling the bags, lay them flat on a sheet pan and allow to completely freeze, then stack them for more organized storage. Don’t forget to label them.
They will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. This is a great way to preserve fresh fruit from the summer months.
This recipe goes great with the other dessert recipes in my first cookbook, Tracking the Outdoors In. Check it out now!
Easy Berry Sauce
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, strawberries, raspberries or a mixture of your favorite berries
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar depending on your taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup water only if you're using fresh berries
- Bring 2 1/2 cups of berries and all of the sugar to a simmer over medium heat. For fresh berries, add 1/4 cup of water. If you are using frozen berries, don't add water. Cook for two minutes or until sugar is dissolved and berries are cooked through. Add remaining 1/2 cup of berries to the mixture and incorporate. Serve over cake or ice cream.
Easy and fast topping for cake, ice cream, etc. Thanks!
Thank you so much for the comment. I use this recipe all the time: on dry cakes, for graduation parties, after Sunday lunch, and the list goes on. I am so happy you liked it.