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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 blackberry sauce with extra sauce on a berry spoon

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!

saucepan of blackberry sauce fresh off the stove.

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.

spoonful of blackberry sauce being held over saucepan.

It would 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.

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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.   

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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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Yield: 12 Servings

Easy Blackberry Sauce

jar of blackberry sauce ready to eat.

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


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


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

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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jar of blackberry sauce ready to eat.

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Thursday 16th of February 2023

This was easy and excellent. Used it over plain Greek yogurt and added a few mini chocolate chips for a breakfast treat.


Thursday 16th of February 2023

That sounds delicious. I am so glad you liked it.


Tuesday 30th of August 2022

Actually a question rather than comment: I was hoping to can (water bath) this sauce. Do I need to do anything special within the cooking process in order for it not to process too much? Also, have you tried using monkfruit instead of sugar? Thanks!


Tuesday 30th of August 2022

Unfortunately I don't can. It's a skill I have been meaning to pick up, but haven't had the time. I would think you could take a few minutes off the cook time since they will cook more in the water bath. I have not tried monkfruit either. Sorry!

Patty S.

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

It is delicious.. but, I realy do not like adding too much lemon juice. I followed the recipe but just added maybe a tsp of lime juice instead of the lemon. . It was very good,


Wednesday 24th of August 2022

That sounds yummy too!

Judy Castanola

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

So simple. Sooo delicious! Made with fresh blackberries Warm over ice cream. Yummy.


Tuesday 24th of August 2021

I am so glad you enjoyed it!

Family Around the Table

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

The timing of this is perfect! My son has a new love for all things blackberry!


Wednesday 26th of June 2019

This will be perfect for him then!

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