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Strawberry Blackberry Sauce

Jul 14, 2011 by

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This summer, I have noticed a pattern developing in my behavior. I have a problem with buying way too much fruit. More than The Husband, Little Tot, and myself can eat before it ripens and turns mushy.

There, I admitted it.  Isn’t that the first step towards recovery?

You may recall, I bought a boatload of fruit a few weeks ago with the intention of making a boatload of popsicles. By the following weekend, I still had a full pint of blackberries and half a clamshell of strawberries that really didn’t look too appetizing anymore.

I decided the only thing left to do was turn my forgotten berries into a fruit sauce for buttermilk pancakes. It went over so well, the pancakes disappeared before I even had time to take a picture.

Then I discovered this sauce is equally delicious over vanilla ice cream.

Which now has me thinking about banana splits.

Note to self, banana splits for dinner tonight. . .

Strawberry Blackberry Sauce

Cooking Bride original recipe
Recipe type: Sauces
Serves: 0
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh blackberries
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Puree berries in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. This should produce 1 ½ - 2 cups of berry juice.
  2. Pour berry juice in a small saucepan. Combine sugar, lemon juice, and salt and stir into berry juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for four minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.
Makes 1 ½ - 2 cups syrup

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  1. I love how sweet and inexpensive berries are right now. Looks delicious!

  2. One can never have too much fruit. I’m obsessed too. How is your little one liking it? Your using the feeder. So much fun, isn’t it?! This looks wonderful. xo

    • The Cooking Bride

      Oh, he hasn’t met a piece of fruit he didn’t like! So far I am pleased, he’s been an adventurous eater. The only thing he’s turned his nose up at was summer squash but I’m not giving up on it yet!

  3. Banana splits DO have fruit. So that totally makes them dinner material. I love the way you think.

  4. What a perfect compliment for homemade ice cream. Yummy!

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