Whenever I have leftover berries that are still good, but not fresh enough to eat plain, I simply toss them into a ziplock bag I keep in the freezer. I then use them for smoothies in the summer. I had a huge bag full of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. They were taking up prime freezer real estate so I decided I better do something with them, especially since the warm months made for frozen smoothies has past.
I had stuff to make pancakes and whipped cream on hand, so I figured making a berry sauce would be my best option. I used a very simple approach to this sauce and it was incredibly tasty! This isn’t has healthy as eating fresh berries due to the sugar in the sauce, but it’s a fun weekend treat.
What you need:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 cups fresh or frozen berries (any kind you like!)
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon water
What you do:
- Put the sugar and water in the saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
- Add berries to the sugar/water mixture and bring back to a boil. Simmer, stirring frequently, in the pot for 10 minutes or until sauce starts to reduce and thicken.
- Mix together corn starch and water in a small bowl, stir into berry mixture
- Simmer for 5 more minutes, or until sauce is desired thickness.
- Remove from heat and enjoy over pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream!