Summer Berry Sauce

by Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen on May 21, 2013

in Fruit Desserts, Ice Cream & Toppings

Summer Berry Sauce

Fresh summer berries are a favorite around here. This summer berry sauce recipe allows you to combine your favorite berries to make a thick, fresh & flavorful sauce.  This naturally gluten-free sauce is delicious over pound cake, ice cream, waffles or pancakes, or as a filling in crepes. You can also add a bit to a vanilla milkshake before blending for great berry flavor! The sauce is versatile and keeps up to a week in the fridge.

While you can make this with only one kind of berry, I like the blend of flavors the best.  In the peak of strawberry season, when I can get big, juicy California strawberries at Costco, I make this with 3 cups fresh strawberries + 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries. Later in the summer, when we are harvesting bowl-fulls of raspberries and blackberries from our garden, I swap the ratio to use 3 cups of berries, and only a cup of strawberries.  So feel free to use whatever ratio of berries you prefer, as long as your total amount of berries is 4 cups.

This recipe makes quite a bit of sauce; unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures until we’d already enjoyed most of the sauce on our cream cheese pound cake! A single recipe will provide you with enough berry sauce to share with at least a dozen servings of pound cake, or a meal’s worth of crepes.

Summer Berry Sauce served over Cream Cheese Pound Cake {Gluten-free}

Summer Berry Sauce served over Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Summer Berry Sauce
 
This naturally gluten-free sauce is delicious over pound cake, ice cream, waffles or pancakes, or as a filling in crepes.
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups total fresh or frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries, raspberries, marionberries and/or blackberries
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the berries, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Now pour all of the sauce into a blender and puree/blend until smooth.
  4. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve (unless you want to serve it warm).
  5. While it is cooking, I usually slice up an additional 2-3 cups of strawberries and put in fridge until ready to serve. When serving with pound cake, I will usually add some of the sliced berries and then pour the topping over all.

 

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets May 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I love berry sauce. We grow strawberries in our garden every year and this is a delicious use of those fresh berries!

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Michelle Palin May 29, 2013 at 9:38 am

There is nothing like homegrown berries, is there?! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Aimee!

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Kathy June 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Can you freeze this?

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Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen June 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Yes, Kathy, I’ve frozen this before with great results!

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Patti Duro June 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Can the sugar be substituted with another sweetener?

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