EASY RASPBERRY SAUCE
Easy Raspberry Sauce is a little tangy, a little sweet, and is perfect for topping cheesecakes, pancakes, crepes, adding to Greek yogurt, or for filling cupcakes with! It’s easy to make from either fresh, or frozen raspberries! This stuff tastes like summer in a jar!
Seriously, can you think of a food that wouldn’t be made even better with a spoonful of Easy Raspberry Sauce? Me either!
A while ago I bought a couple 25 pound boxes of frozen raspberries. It’s so much less expensive than buying them fresh, especially in the winter and spring.
Easy Raspberry Sauce is one of my very favorite recipes to make with my stash of frozen raspberries! It can be made ahead of time and having a batch of this super simple raspberry sauce in the fridge at all times gives me a headstart on so many fun recipes!
What can I make with Easy Raspberry Sauce?
I’m going to start sharing lots of recipes with you and as I do I’ll come back and link them to this post. Really, let your imagination run wild! This stuff tastes like summer in a jar and is divine added to pretty much anything! Here are some ideas to get you started!
- Add a spoonful to your favorite lemonade to turn it into raspberry lemonade
- Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes
- Spread it on French toast, pancakes, waffles, muffins, or crepes
- Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast (recipe coming soon)
- Dunk Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese in it! Trust me it’s amazing! Think fruit and cheese board!
- Raspberry Greek Yogurt Parfaits
- Spoon it over cheesecake
- Raspberry Whipped Cream
- Spoon over vanilla ice cream
Can I use fresh or frozen raspberries?
Yes! Either works just fine in this recipe. Like I said, I like buying frozen raspberries in bulk because they are less expensive and work just fine for this sauce.
Frozen raspberries tend to breakdown a little more than fresh raspberries. You can always add a few fresh raspberries at the end if you’d like a chunkier sauce.
Tips and tricks for making raspberry sauce.
This sauce really is easy to make. It’s also simple to adjust it to your own taste!
- Adjust sugar for a sweeter, or more tart sauce.
- I haven’t tried it but I really think you could easily substitute honey for the sugar in this recipe. I’m trying it next time for sure!
- If you don’t have fresh squeezed lemon juice bottled lemon juice will work just fine.
- I always have a can of orange juice concentrate in my freezer and it adds the BEST flavor to this sauce!
- You can add a teaspoon of almond extract if you’d like.
How to store raspberry sauce?
I like to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I’ve stored it for up to a week before.
Although I haven’t ever tried freezing this sauce I think it would work really well. It would be so handy to pull out on super busy days!
What’s happening on the farm?
This is the time of the year when date night is pretty much non existent! Justin has been “bagging” feed every single night for the last month, at least that’s what it seems like!
It really hasn’t been every single day because we don’t bag on Sunday! I guess it’s only been six nights a week! He’s stuck in that piece of equipment until about midnight.
I finally decided if I wanted to see him, I was going to have to go where he is because I know he’s not going to be able to come home until late. And when he finally gets home he’s pooped and ready for dinner (yes we eat dinner at 1:00 in the morning sometimes, a shower, and bed).
Date night did happen! It happened in the bagger! Let’s not talk about the fact that he was on his phone most of the time! We were still able to get a little chatting in and ate Cheesy Beef Mexican Casserole together! Delish!
Don’t pay attention to the fact that I’m not wearing a stitch of makeup and haven’t really done my hair! Farm hair don’t care!
What exactly does “bagging” mean? It’s part of a process when we harvest our feed and store it so we can feed it to our cows during the winter.
The feed is cut down with a machine that puts it into rows. Another machine combines two rows into one. Then a chopper picks the feed up and chops it into little pieces, and augers it into trucks. It’s hauled to a storage location where it’s dumped into a bagger.
The bagger is a big machine that stuffs it in a huge plastic bag. It packs the feed in really super tight, almost like a vacuum sealer. As the feed sits it ferments and gets cured so it can be fed to the cows as part of their balanced diet ration.
So there you have it! That’s how my date night this month went! And if you get a chance to go on a date please enjoy it for me!
Grab the recipe!
Of course this Easy Raspberry Sauce will remind you of summer, but it’s also just right in the winter and spring! I think you are going to fall in love with how versatile it is, and how simple it is to make! Oh, and that little orange flavor in there, it’s a winner too!
- 2 c. frozen or fresh raspberries
- ¼- ⅓ c. sugar (Use less for a tangier sauce, or more for a sweeter sauce)
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 2 T. frozen orange juice concentrate (don’t dilute it)
- 1 T. lemon juice
- Dash of salt
- ½ tsp. Almond extract (optional)
- In a saucepan stir together sugar, cornstarch, orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, and salt.
- Add raspberries. Bring to gentle boil over medium heat while gently stirring. Boil for 1 minute.
- Cool. Serve on desserts, muffins, pancakes, etc. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.