Simple and Quick Homemade Berry Sauce {Make with any Berries!}

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Make this easy to make berry sauce with any berry you have on hand. Made with fresh or frozen berries, you can whip his sauce up in a jiffy and pour it over your desserts or morning pancakes. 

homemade berry sauce recipe

Berry Sauce

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homemade berry sauce

This particular time, I used frozen mixed berries to make my berry sauce and it tastes amazing. You can use mixed berries or any berry you have on hand.

This berry sauce is a hit with everyone young and old. It’s perfect for summertime or anytime. Pour it over all of your favorite desserts or add it to a sweet breakfast for an even sweeter reward.

What do you do with Berry Sauce?

Berry sauce is a great addition to toast, pancakes, desserts, and even some savory meats like grilled pork tenderloin.

What can I use this berry sauce with?

  • pour over pancakes – berry sauce paired with maple syrup over pancakes is amazing
  • spread on biscuits or toast
  • pour over vanilla ice cream
  • serve over pork tenderloin
  • make a yogurt parfait
  • pour over waffles
  • put on cheesecake
  • serve with custard
  • pour over pound cake or angel food cake

What Kind of Berries Can I use for this Berry Sauce Recipe?

Any berry will work in this recipe, but some delicious options would be…

  • mulberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • strawberries
  • cranberries
  • blueberries
  • goji berries
  • boysenberries
  • cherries
  • mixed berries for a mixed berry sauce

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Easily make this berry sauce up to 2 weeks in advance.


Store this sauce in a sealed container and place in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

berry sauce recipe

Can I use Frozen Berries for this Berry Sauce Recipe?

Yes! Either frozen berries or fresh berries can be used in this easy sauce recipe

easy berry sauce

How do you thicken Berry Sauce?

Cornstarch can be a wonderful thickening agent for any berry sauce.  Simply mix the cornstarch in with your dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and stir. Boil to thicken the sauce. A small amount of lemon juice and/or lemon zest will also help make a thicker sauce. Citrus fruits naturally have pectin which can help thicken jams and sauces

easy berry sauce recipe

How do you know if the sauce is thick enough?

Generally, a good way to test if a sauce is thick enough is to see if it coats the back of a spoon. When you press a spoon into the sauce and pick it up, check to see if the sauce completely runs off or if it coats the spoon. A good test is to run your finger across the spoon, and then hold the spoon over the saucepan. If the sauce immediately runs over the line and off of the spoon, it may need to be thickened some more

Are you ready to make this delicious berry sauce? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…


  • granulated sugar
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • water
  • berries
  • optional lemon juice – lemons have natural pectin which helps to thicken jams and also aids in keeping the fruit fresh longer and delays the browning process

berry sauce recipe

How do you make Berry Sauce?


  • in a medium saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt
  • add water, berries, and optional lemon juice
  • set the heat on medium heat until the heat is set to a rolling boil
  • lower the heat and let it simmer
  • once the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency, add it to a canning jar
  • you can serve immediately, or place a lid on the jar and place it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

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easy berry sauce

Homemade Berry Sauce {Make with any Berries!}

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz. 1x


Delicious and Simple Berry Jam


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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 cups of berries
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (optional)


  • Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a medium saucepan
  • Add the water, and berries
  • Stir the mixture
  • Set the heat on high to a rolling boil, and then turn it down to simmer
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Let it cool a little, and transfer the sauce into a jar



delicious when served over pancakes, ice cream, or mixed into yogurt


Store with a lid on in the refrigerator for up to 1 week


Reheat without the lid on in the microwave or return to the saucepan and heat through

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: American

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