With frozen berries in the freezer, you can always make this quick sauce for dessert with cheesecake, ice cream, or yogurt. It works equally as well for breakfast with pancakes and waffles, even swirled into plain Greek-style yogurt.
Servings 11/2 - 2 cups (depending on smooth or chunky)
20ouncesfrozen berries of choicemixed, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, thawed
Juice from half a lemon
1tablespoonagave syrup or berry flavored liquid stevia
1tablespoonChambord or Grand Marnieroptional for a dessert sauce
Smooth Berry Sauce
Puree thawed berries in the small bowl of a food processor or blender until smooth
Place pureed berries in a fine sieve over a bowl and push berries through with a ladle, pushing hard. Discard seeds.
Season to taste with lemon juice and sweetener, then mix in the liqueur if using for dessert (optional).
Chunky Berry Sauce
Use the same ingredients above with frozen berries. Place berries in a small saucepan on low heat to thaw and cook down. I like mixed berries for this sauce. If you are using large whole frozen strawberries, crush them with a fork or hand potato masher as they thaw. Mix in the lemon juice and sweetener to taste. You can also use orange zest and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for a nice touch.
Recipe from Chef Sally Cameron of AFoodCentricLife.com