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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. 

first slice being taken out of blackberry shortcake cake

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Yield: 12 servings
Easy Blackberry Sauce

Easy Blackberry Sauce

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 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M


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


How to cook Easy Blackberry Sauce

  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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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!

Karen @ mummy do it

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

This looks so delicious and so easy! Think I'll be making this the next time we have pancakes. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.


Thursday 3rd of September 2015

It is delicious over pancakes, that will be perfect!


Thursday 27th of August 2015

This looks so good! When we were young we had blackberries too, I remember making jam with my mom and gran. They are so good!


Thursday 27th of August 2015

Memories of cooking with mom and gran are the best!

I love being able to make delicious treats from produce that is grown right in our backyard. My son's current favorite book is If You Give a Moose a Muffin and the kid's mom in that book makes blackberry jam. I couldn't help but think of that when you mentioned the jam. Maybe the little guy and I need to make some blackberry jam together too!


Thursday 20th of August 2015

Wow! That sauce looks amazing. My husband used to work for a chef who used to prepare a similar sauce but with blueberries. Then, he used it as a hamburger garnish.


Thursday 20th of August 2015

ooooh, yum! I will have to try that!


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Hi Carlee :-) This sauce looks delicious. I would like to try it with ice- cream for sure!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. And it is so nice to meet you ♥♥♥

Summer @


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Nice to meet you too! I love blackberries and vanilla ice cream!