Easy Mixed Berry Dessert Sauce Recipe

Mixed Berry Sauce on Panna Cotta
Mixed Berry Sauce on Panna Cotta. © Foodcollection RF / Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups berry sauce (9 servings)
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This Easy Mixed Berry Dessert Sauce recipe takes all of 25 minutes to prepare and can be served hot or cold on blintzes, pound cake, ice cream and more.

This recipe works as well with frozen berries as it does fresh, in-season berries that can include raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, gooseberries and others. Let your taste be your guide.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen, sliced)
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (to taste)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 1 cup fresh or frozen sliced strawberries, 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and bring to a simmer over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes. Adjust sugar, adding up to 1/4 cup more (or to taste) if necessary, and cook until dissolved.
     
  2. Purée the berry mixture in a blender or food processor and return to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add an additional 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste, if necessary.
     
  1. Add remaining 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, and simmer until sauce is hot. Sauce can be served hot or cold.

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