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Strawberry Blueberry Sauce

Fresh berries are pureed into a sweet and tangy strawberry blueberry sauce perfect for drizzling over ice cream, pancakes, waffles or your favorite treat.

French toast covered with Strawberry Blueberry Sauce and powdered sugar

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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, our boys, and myself can eat before it ripens and turns mushy.

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

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 blueberries 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.

How to Make Strawberry Blueberry Sauce

Even if you are a novice cook, this sauce could not be easier to make. Only tools you need is a blender or food processor, wooden spoon, medium saucepan and a fine mesh strainer.

Start by pureeing your berries until they are smooth. Place your mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the berry puree through. You’re trying to get rid of any little seeds. It might take awhile for the thick sauce to drip though the mesh. I like to use the back of a wooden spoon to press the puree through and help speed things along. You should end up with almost 2 cups of berry juice.

Next, dump all that strained juice into your saucepan. Stir in some lemon juice, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium heat until it starts boiling. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about four minutes or so.

Remove the sauce from the heat an add a little butter and vanilla. The fat in the butter helps to thicken the sauce. If the sauce seems a little runny right off the heat, don’t panic. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

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French toast covered with Strawberry Blueberry Sauce and powdered sugar

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Strawberry Blueberry Sauce

Fresh berries are pureed into a sweet and tangy strawberry blueberry sauce perfect for drizzling over ice cream, pancakes, waffles or your favorite treat.
Course Sauces
Servings 2 cups
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Puree berries in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. This should produce 1 ½ - 2 cups of berry juice.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

8 Comments

  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. miri leigh

    What a perfect compliment for homemade ice cream. Yummy!

  5. This sounds so easy to make and I bet it would taste amazing on pancakes 🙂 Of course it would go great on ice cream too! This is something that my whole family should like – they all have their favorites when it comes to fruit.

  6. 5 stars
    I just made this for the first time, not only is it easy, it is delicious!!
    I’ll be making some up for holiday treats and gifts!!

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