July 06, 2009

Berry Simple Sauce


Blueberries are always popping up on lists of "Top Foods" or "10 foods you should eat every day," etc. They're increasingly becoming a favorite of mine. Fresh Direct had a sale on pints last week, so I bought some and kept...well..neglecting them. I realized they were about to go bad if I didn't act, so I decided to make a favorite standby: blueberry sauce!



I don't get too fancy. I pick off any visible stems and dump the whole pint in the saucepan. Some people add water, but I just add the berries. I mash them and as the mixture heats up and starts liquefying, I add a tablespoon of sugar (or agave or honey, whatever is on hand) at a time. Taste as you go--you can always add more sugar if you need it, but too much at once and it will make your teeth hurt! These berries were super sweet, so I only added about 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Some people will then put the sauce in a processor and/or strain it, but I like the chunks. Yes, I'm growing up ;).

I had some Haagen-Dazs vanilla in the freezer, so I spooned the hot sauce over the ice cream, whipped up some fresh whipped cream, and made my taste buds quite happy on a warm summer night.

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Can you freeze the mixture in small portions and thaw as needed?

eonyc said...

You absolutely could, Miss Jenny! It just never lasts that long around me. ;)

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