Frozen berries are sweetened with apple juice concentrate and thickened with cornstarch or arrowroot powder in this healthy and simple berry sauce!
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 17minutes
Servings 81/2 cup servings
12ozfrozen apple juice concentrate
Mix together and add:
3tbspcornstarchor 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
Once thickened add:
Add frozen berries to a medium sized saucepan along with the apple juice concentrate. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
At this point, you can leave your berries whole, mash them a bit with a potato masher, or remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender, depending on your texture preference.
In a small bowl mix together cool water and cornstarch or arrowroot powder.
Pour the cornstarch or arrowroot mixture into the pot of simmering berries. Continue to cook over medium heat while stirring continuously until sauce thickens and clears, then remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and enjoy!
Serve hot or cold!
WHAT KIND OF BERRIES SHOULD I USE IN MAKING BERRY SAUCE?
Fresh or frozen berries work equally well in this recipe. If using fresh berries, just be sure to keep the lid on the saucepan initially to prevent scorching until the berries begin to create their own juice.A combination of sweet and tart berries adds wonderful depth of flavor. Blueberries, raspberries, sweet cherries, sliced strawberries, marion berries, blackberries, huckleberries are all wonderful options!
CAN I SUBSTITUTE SOMETHING ELSE IN PLACE OF APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE?
Depending on the natural sweetness of the berries 1/2-3/4 cup of agave nectar or granulated sugar can also be used in place of the apple juice concentrate. Be sure to also decrease the amount of cornstarch or arrowroot used by at least one tablespoon as well.Other fruit juice concentrates are delectable as well! Grape juice concentrate or white grape peach juice concentrates are delicious with a variety of frozen fruit or berries as well!