Healthier Mixed Berry Sauce

This healthier mixed berry sauce is so sweet and yummy. With reduced sugar, this sauce relies on the natural sweetness of the berries.  You can use it to top pancakes and waffles, cakes, oatmeal, and ice cream. Experiment with more ways to use it!

I try to use fresh berries for this fruit sauce, but from time to time I use a frozen fruit mix or frozen individual berries. When using frozen berries, be sure to thaw the fruits before you start making the sauce. The berries release their juices as the sauce simmers. I find that using frozen berries makes a little bit more of the saucy fruit juice. This is not a thickened sauce, so the juices are runny, but still super flavorful.

Besides the flavor, another thing I love about this mixed berry sauce is how pret If you find you prety it is. This makes them especially nice for special occasions and celebrations like Mother’s Day brunches or birthday breakfasts. Change an ordinary food into a show piece with this topping.

If you are using strawberries in this sauce, be sure to remove the green tops and then slice into bite-sized pieces. Even frozen strawberries are often whole and need slicing. Smaller berries like blueberries and black berries (and even the smaller strawberries) can be added whole to the sauce. I use three types of berries, usually, but sometimes I use only two types of berries in the mix. You can actually make this fruit sauce with any fruit, so you’ll have to experiment!

If you think you might like a thicker fruit syrup, have a look at my Fresh Strawberry Sauce recipe.

The lemon juice is a necessary ingredient in this sauce. The flavor improves when the lemon is added, to a slightly tart sweet (like a good homemade fruit pie), instead of a super sweet sauce. However, if you are stuck with no lemon, by all means still make this healthier mixed berry sauce without it. But I guarantee it is so much better with that little bit of tartness added.

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Healthier Mixed Berry Sauce
A delicious, versatile berry sauce for topping pancakes and waffes, oatmeal, ice cream or cake, and more!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To a medium sauce pan over medium to low heat, add 2 cups of mixed berries, such as cut up strawberries and whole blueberries or blackberries.
    healthier mixed berry sauce
  2. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
  3. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes. The sauce will not thicken.
  4. Serve warm on pancakes or waffles, as a cake topper, or on ice cream or your morning oats.
  5. Store leftovers in the refigerator for one to two days. Reheat in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
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