What Is a Simple Recipe for Raspberry Dessert Sauce?


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Raspberry dessert sauce is made from raspberries and sugar. It is very easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator for future use.

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What Is a Simple Recipe for Raspberry Dessert Sauce?
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Easy Raspberry Dessert Sauce Recipe

Raspberry sauce is a flavorful topping for ice cream, waffles, pancakes, pound cakes and other sweet treats. Variations on this recipe are published in a variety of sources, such as Martha Stewart Living, the Food Network and Taste of Home.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Ready in: 50 minutes


  • 2 cups to 2 pints of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch plus 1 tbsp. water
  1. Prepare the raspberries
  2. Mix the raspberries, sugar, lemon juice and water together in a small saucepan and toss to blend them.

  3. Cook the sauce
  4. Turn on the element to medium-low heat and cook the raspberry mixture until the berries start to release their juices.

  5. Add the cornstarch
  6. Mix the cornstarch and 1 tbsp. of water together until it is smooth and free of lumps. Stir it into the raspberry sauce. Although many recipes do not list cornstarch in the ingredients, it can help thicken the sauce.

To make a seed-free sauce, mash the berries through a sieve after cooking the sauce.

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