Easy Raspberry Sauce

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This Easy Raspberry Sauce is perfect for everything from pancakes to cheesecake! It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and you can use fresh or frozen raspberries!

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Easy Raspberry Sauce Recipe

Raspberry sauce has always been one of my favorite toppings, especially on a yummy slice of cheesecake. The pop of fresh fruit flavor is just perfect! And this particular sauce is the perfect topping not only on cheesecake, but also pancakes, angel food cake or even with a slice of vanilla cake or chocolate cake.

There are so many things to love about this sauce.:

  • It’s seedless, so it’s nice and smooth.
  • You only need a couple ingredients.
  • It’s easy to make.
  • You can use fresh or frozen raspberries. If you use frozen raspberries, you’ll just want to thaw them and pat them dry first.
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How to make Raspberry Sauce

To make this raspberry sauce, you’ll combine your raspberries, sugar and lemon juice (if using) in a large saucepan. Cook everything over medium heat and then when the raspberries begin to release their juices, smash them with your spoon or spatula.

Allow the sauce to continue to cook and boil over medium heat, until thickened, for about 10-15 minutes. The time can vary based on your particular stove, but look for it to have thickened and keep in mind that it will thicken more as it cools. The longer you cook it, the thicker it will get. If it ends up a little too thick, you can always add a touch of water to thin it back out.

Add the raspberry sauce to a food processor and puree it until smooth, then press it through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds. Let the sauce cool and it’s ready to go! Easy peasy!

Serve this yummy raspberry sauce with any number of things, or just eat it with a spoon!

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More great Raspberry Recipes

Raspberry Chocolate Layer Cake
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Raspberry Rose Coffee Cake
Raspberry Dream Cake
Raspberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes

Easy Raspberry Sauce

This Easy Raspberry Sauce is perfect for everything from pancakes to cheesecake! It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and you can use fresh or frozen raspberries!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups (277g) raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup (52g) sugar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice, optional

Instructions

1. Add the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice to a large saucepan and cook over medium heat.
2. When raspberries begin to release their juices, smash them with your spoon or spatula.
3. Let sauce continue to cook and boil over medium heat, for about 10-15 minutes. The time can vary based on your particular stove, but look for it to have thickened and keep in mind that it will thicken more as it cools. The longer you cook it, the thicker it will get. If it ends up a little too thick, you can always add a touch of water to thin it back out.
4. When sauce has thickened to our liking, remove it from heat and pour it into a food processor. Puree it until smooth.
5. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and then allow to cool.

Notes

If using frozen raspberries, allow them to thaw and pat them dry first.

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