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Easy Blackberry Sauce

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Turn fresh or frozen blackberry into a delicious sauce to top cakes, ice cream, cheesecake and more! This sauce has a great balance of sweet and tart and comes together easily with very few ingredients.

Jar of homemade blackberry sauce next to antique spoon filled with more blackberry sauce.

This easy to make blackberry sauce has that great balance of sweet and tart. There is a hint of lemon, plenty of berries. 

It cooks up quickly with very little effort and is perfect drizzled over so many things. It is great for making blackberry shortcake as well!

This sauce works great with fresh berries as well as frozen.  We get gallons of blackberries off our bushes each year.

We use a bunch during the summer and freeze the rest for sweet treats during the year.  I used some frozen berries to make the sauce for Donna’s cheesecake and fresh berries when I made it for the blackberry shortcake cake.

It is also be great over some vanilla ice cream or some pancakes

close up of first slice of blackberry shortcake cake being removed from the cake.

Can I make this blackberry sauce with other berries?

Yes. Mixed berry sauce is delicious too. You can also try it with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and more.

Bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream topped with warm blackberry sauce.

More Great Blackberry Recipes

Sweet tart blackberries under an oat crust makes for a perfect blackberry crisp. We love it with a scoop of ice cream or reduce the sugar a bit and serve it with yogurt for breakfast.

Clafoutis is a simple custard like French breakfast or dessert that is super simple to make. Make blackberry clafoutis with just a hint of lemon zest that really makes it pop!

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Blackberry pie is an annual tradition when our bushes start producing ripe fruit. Flaky crust hides that amazing filling that is the perfect combination of sweet fruit with just a hint of lemon.   

Bake cute mini blackberry cobblers in jars for a fun and portable dessert. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream or pack them up for a picnic.

Tender blackberry sour cream muffins are the perfect mix of fresh fruit and sweet baked good. They are pretty, easy to whip up and perfect for a grab and go breakfast.

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Jar of homemade blackberry sauce next to antique spoon filled with more blackberry sauce.

Easy Blackberry Sauce

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Turn fresh or frozen blackberry into a delicious sauce to top cakes, ice cream, cheesecake and more! This sauce has a great balance of sweet and tart and comes together easily with very few ingredients.
4.64 from 58 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Instructions
 

  • Place blackberries, lemon juice and sugar in a large saucepan.
    3 cups blackberries, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a boil.
  • Continue to boil and stir for 10 minutes.
  • If you desire a thicker sauce, make a slurry of the cornstarch and water and add to boiling berries. Cook until thickened.
    1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 2 Tablespoons water
  • Remove from heat and cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

Notes

This recipe works with fresh or frozen blackberries. You can also use a mix of berries if you prefer.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Sara

Monday 8th of July 2024

Absolutely delicious! Do you know how long this recipe can keep in the freezer?

Carlee

Tuesday 9th of July 2024

I'm glad you like it! It will be good in the freezer for several months.

Linda

Monday 17th of June 2024

I was cleaning and freezing my blackberries and used this sauce recipe for the not so perfect ones. It was both easy and delicious. I thickened it and put it in canning jar in the fridge. We will enjoy it over pancakes and ice cream. Thank you for sharing.

Carlee

Tuesday 18th of June 2024

Such a great use for the B quality berries! I am so glad you liked it.

Carol Butler

Sunday 28th of April 2024

I make a similar treet with blueberries to serve over lemon pound cake.

Carlee

Monday 29th of April 2024

I make a blueberry version sometimes too! It is so good with lemon treats, or on pancakes!

Josie

Thursday 21st of September 2023

A question. How long can it keep in the fridge?

Carlee

Thursday 21st of September 2023

A week or two. Any longer than that, and I would stick it in the freezer. It will be a little thinner when defrosted, but it will still taste good.

Peggy

Wednesday 9th of August 2023

Can this sauce be frozen?

Carlee

Wednesday 9th of August 2023

You can freeze it. However, if you used the cornstarch to thicken it, the defrosted sauce will be thinner than it was when you put it in the freezer.