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Easy 5 Minute Berry Sauce

A super easy sauce great served on pound cake, yogurt, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, scones, ice cream and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Tricia


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries (slightly thawed if frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup granulated sugar, or less to taste depending on the tartness of the fruit
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place the clean dry berries in a deep medium saucepan. Add the lemon juice, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the sauce boils, mash some of the berries with a fork but be sure to leave some whole for good texture.  Slowly stir in about half of the cornstarch and water mixture, while stirring constantly. Add more of the cornstarch mixture if needed or until the sauce is as thick as you want.  Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers.  Easy peasy.


This sauce is great made with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, or use a combination if desired.