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raspberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream

Fresh Raspberry Sauce for Ice Cream, Cheesecake, or Shortcake

The best recipe for easy raspberry sauce which can be used as a dessert topping or as a filling in cupcakes, crepes, or other baked goods. Use only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make this homemade fruit coulis. This decadent vegan sauce can be made with fresh or frozen berries. Use it to top ice cream, cake or cupcakes, pancakes, cheesecake, shortcakes, hot biscuits, toast, and much more. Pipe it into the center of a cupcake for a sweet filling. It is also great as a reduction on nice cuts of steak, grilled chicken and pork chops.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment, Dessert, Gluten-free
Servings 16 ounces
Calories 49 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large lemon use both juice & zest
  • 2 ½ cups raspberries fresh or frozen, divided
  • ¾ cup sugar divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Zest the lemon, collecting 1-2 teaspoons of zest to use in the sauce. Then cut it in half and juice one half to measure about 1 tablespoon of juice. Set both the zest and juice aside for adding into the sauce later.
  • Add half of the raspberries (about 1-¼ c) and half of the sugar (a little less than ½ cup) to a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Turn on the heat to medium under the pot and heat to boiling, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add remaining berries, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Whisk the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Mix well. Pour into the hot raspberry sauce in the pan. Stir and return to boiling over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
  • Remove pan from the heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Notes

Raspberry sauce is delicious served over ice cream, cake or cupcakes, pancakes, cheesecake, shortcakes, hot biscuits, toast, and much more. Pipe it into the center of a cupcake for a sweet filling. It is also great as a reduction on nice cuts of steak, grilled chicken and pork chops.
Can be used warm, right off the stove. Or, chill for 2-4 hours and use cold.
This recipe can easily be halved if less sauce is needed.
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword cake, cheesecake, crepes, pancakes, raspberries, sauce
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