A bright, tart Raspberry Sauce that needs about 30 seconds of hands on time. It practically makes itself. Once you taste it, you’ll start dreaming of all the things you can drizzle it over
This Raspberry Sauce is sweet, tart, and syrupy, just bursting with an intense raspberry flavor. Made with frozen raspberries, it requires no cooking, blending, or straining.
How to make Raspberry Sauce
Or I should say – How to get Raspberry Sauce to make itself:
- Put frozen raspberries in a bowl and stir in sugar and wait for the magic to happen.
- Mash with a fork.
And you’re done.
So here’s what’s going on. You’re starting off with frozen berries. When berries are frozen, the water inside them freezes, which expands and breaks the cell walls of the berries. By using frozen berries, the breaking down of the berries into sauce has already started. You can use fresh berries, it will just take a little longer.
Next, macerate the berries by mixing them with sugar. This causes the juices in the berries to be drawn out and intensifies the flavor. They mix with the sugar to form a syrup. I speed things along a bit by sticking the berries in the microwave for about 2 minutes. I let them rest for about 3o minutes to an hour. This could take longer depending on how warm your kitchen is. You know the berries are ready when the juices have been released and the sugar has dissolved, forming a syrup.
Mash the berries to the desired consistency with a fork. You can leave bigger chunks of berries or mash it up more for a smoother sauce.
I keep the seeds in for a more rustic, natural sauce. Don’t want seeds in your sauce? Puree the berries in a blender and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Now you have a more sophisticated raspberry coulis.
How to serve Raspberry Sauce
This Raspberry Sauce is perfect for drizzling, pouring, and spooning anywhere that you’d like a burst of sweet, tangy flavor. Here are some ideas:
- ice cream
- buttermilk biscuits
The Raspberry Sauce That Practically Makes Itself
- 12 oz (340g) frozen raspberries
- ¾ cup (149g) sugar or to taste
- Put frozen raspberries in a bowl.
- Optional to speed things up: microwave for 2 minutes to thaw berries.
- Mix sugar into berries and let rest on the counter for about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how warm your kitchen and the berries are.
- Berries will be ready when they have released their juices and the sugar has dissolved, forming a syrup.
- Mash with a fork to the desired consistency.
- Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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