How To Make Super Simple Berry Sauce

There are very few desserts that can’t be made better by adding some sauce. From pancakes to apple pie and waffles, there are so many desserts that taste better when you add some sauce to the top.

How To Make Super Simple Berry Sauce

This sauce really can transform the flavor of the dessert and make it taste even better. 

While you can buy sauces in most grocery stores, there aren’t any sauces that taste just as good as a homemade sauce.

Most people avoid making their own sauce because of misconceptions that it is time-consuming and difficult. But as this recipe will show you, that isn’t always the case. 

In this guide, we’re telling you how to make a super simple berry sauce. This recipe is insanely easy to make, and you only need 4 ingredients to get started. Cool, right?

So, what are you waiting for? Keep on reading to find out how to make this super simple berry sauce.

What You Need

Well, as we have said, we love this recipe because it is so easy to make. A huge part of the reason why this recipe is so easy to make is that you require barely any ingredients to prepare the sauce from scratch.

These ingredients are likely ones that you have worked with previously, so this recipe really is a piece of cake! 

If you are thinking of making this recipe, then these are the ingredients that you will need. 

Berries

You have a lot of freedom with which berries you use for this recipe. There are lots of different options out there, and you can use a combination of berries to create a delicious sauce. Blueberries are a great choice, as are blackberries too.

Alternatively, you could opt for a fruity, summer flavor by using a combination of raspberries and strawberries.

As well as having the freedom to choose which berries you use to create the flavor of this sauce, you also have the freedom to choose whether to use frozen or fresh berries.

Both options taste incredible, so we would simply recommend choosing whichever ones you have to hand. 

Water

Like many recipes, you will need to use water to prepare this sauce. Do not boil the water prior to using it in the recipe, simply fill a cup with cold water instead. 

Cornstarch

How To Make Super Simple Berry Sauce

Something else that you will definitely need to prepare your berry sauce is cornstarch. Cornstarch is required to thicken the sauce, and it is an ingredient that you cannot skip.

However, if you do have a corn allergy, then a cornstarch substitute will be suitable for the job.

Sugar

While berries are high in natural sugar, you will need even more sugar when you are preparing this sauce. Sugar is key in creating the sweet flavor of this sugar, but you do not necessarily need to use sugar in the traditional sense. 

As well as using regular sugar, you could swap this out for coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup. All these ingredients will help achieve the sweet flavor necessary for this sauce.

How To Make It

Now that you know what you need, let’s take a look at how to make this sauce. As we have said, it is super simple, and we’re sure you’ll get the swing of it in no time. 

The first thing that you will need to do is take a medium sized saucepan, and add your berries of choice to it. Pour a quarter-cup of water over the berries and a small amount of sugar, then turn on the heat.

As the saucepan heats up, the ingredients will warm up, melt and blend together. 

If you want a chunky sauce, you should leave the berries as they are. But if you want a smoother sauce, you should mash the berries before heating them up.

While your berries heat up, it is time to make your cornstarch. Add the cornstarch powder to the remaining cup of water and stir together.

Once the two ingredients have combined, add the mixture to your saucepan along with the berries, and stir them all together.

Keep the saucepan on the heat and continue to stir the mixture until it has all combined, and the berry sauce has thickened sufficiently. Then your sauce is ready to use!

How To Make Super Simple Berry Sauce

Super Simple Vegan Berry Sauce

Ingredients

  • Berries (up to you - cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Sugar (to taste - start with a teaspoon)
  • Cornstarch (as needed to thicken)

Instructions

    1. The first thing that you will need to do is take a medium sized saucepan, and add your berries of choice to it. Pour a quarter-cup of water over the berries and a small amount of sugar, then turn on the heat.
    2. As the saucepan heats up, the ingredients will warm up, melt and blend together. If you want a chunky sauce, you should leave the berries as they are. But if you want a smoother sauce, you should mash the berries before heating them up.
    3. While your berries heat up, it is time to make your cornstarch. Add the cornstarch powder to the remaining cup of water and stir together.
    4. Once the two ingredients have combined, add the mixture to your saucepan along with the berries, and stir them all together.
    5. Keep the saucepan on the heat and continue to stir the mixture until it has all combined, and the berry sauce has thickened sufficiently. Then your sauce is ready to use!

How To Use Your Berry Sauce

With your berry sauce prepared, you might be wondering what you can do with the berry sauce. There are lots of options for what you can do with this berry sauce, and they are all utterly delicious. 

This berry sauce works excellently as a topping for any dessert. From a New York cheesecake to pancakes and waffles, this sauce will taste delicious when used as a warm topping for a dessert.

Alternatively, you could leave it to cool, then serve it alongside ice cream, parfait, or vegan yogurt. The options for this sauce are endless, and that is what makes it so great.

How Long Does Berry Sauce Last?

Once your sauce has been prepared, you should try to eat it as soon as possible to ensure you get maximum enjoyment out of it. 

However, this sauce will last for around 1 week in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months when frozen. So you will have plenty of time to enjoy this berry sauce!

Summary

As you can see, this simple berry sauce is utterly delicious and insanely easy to prepare. In no time at all, you’ll have a yummy berry sauce ready to serve!

Thanks for reading. 

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