Blackberry Sauce

Blackberry sauce is the perfect addition to your summer eats. Spoon it on ice cream, mix it into cocktails or eat it straight from the jar.

Blackberry Sauce

When I was a kid, we used to go to this farm by our house called Snipes. They’d have pumpkins and apples in the fall and during the summer months, berries. Tons and tons of berries. Blue, straw, rasp, black. We’d always hit them up for apples, grabbing basket upon basket of apples. The best part was they’d let you taste them as your picked. So we’d leave there stuffed, filled with crispy, tarty fruit. And in the summer, we’d leave with our teeth and shirts stained from all the ripe, juicy berries. Basically the best thing ever.

Blackberry Sauce

After a while, you need some new ideas for all that delicious fruit. One can only eat so many pies, tarts and crisps before they get a little stale, right? But this blackberry sauce. Well, this can be spooned on just about anything. Spoon a giant dollop onto your vanilla ice cream. Stir a gob of it into a cocktail. Mix a little into your coffee, if you’re adventurous. Or, you know, just heap a giant spoonful into your mouth. It’s a great little sauce. Thick and juicy, sweet with just a hint of tart, screaming of summer time and beach days.

Blackberry Sauce

Blackberry Sauce

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: approximately 1 cup of sauce


  • 2 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries


  1. In a sauce pan over medium high, combine cornstarch, sugar, water and blackberries. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, stir well and squish the blackberries a bit, releasing the juices. Boil for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  3. Pour the mixture over a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and push through, discarding the pulp.
  4. Transfer the sauce to a jar and keep refrigerated.










54 thoughts on “Blackberry Sauce

    • That’s how I feel, too! After a while, there is only so much you can do with berries before it gets boring.

  1. Blackberries are my son’s favorite berry. I was just looking for blackberries at the market today. Great multi purpose use of the berry sauce. So pretty, delicious and handy.

  2. We grew blackberries when I was a kid, so all summer long our feet were purple from stepping on blackberries. This recipe totally just brought me back to that time, so thanks for that. This sauce looks great too :-)

  3. We used to do the same thing at the strawberry farm where I lived as a kid. Now you get in trouble for eating as you pick, but it is so hard to resist!

    • It’s SO hard to resist! I don’t think I could. It’s been a while since I’ve gone out to the farm for fresh fruit but now, it’s all I want to do! Hopefully, they’ll still let us taste-test! I mean, how are you going to know if the berries are good if you don’t eat a bazillion of them first? 😉

    • I wish everyone had access to great pick your own farms. They really are so much fun! :) And yes! Why did I not think of this on pancakeS?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *