Berry Sauce Parfait

Are your berries starting to go a little south in your fridge? Don’t throw them away! Overripe berries are perfect for a berry sauce. I love keeping berry sauce in the fridge during the summer because they are great to pull out if you need a quick dessert or to add to your yogurt. It’s super easy too!
For a small batch, first hull about 1 cup of strawberries, then cut in half. Dump strawberries & 1 cup of blueberries into a small sauce pot. Mash a few times with a masher until they are somewhat broken. Then add a splash of water, just enough to line the bottom of the pan.

 

Bring the pan to a simmer and add about 1/4 cup sugar. I like to use 1/4 cup sugar to 2 cups berries, but only because I’m super sensitive to sugar. So I definitely recommend playing with the amount of sugar that works best to you.

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Stir berries and bring to a low boil. You must continuously stir pot to prevent sugar from burning. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, longer if making a bigger batch. Add more water if looking for a thinner sauce. However, don’t cover with a lid while cooking. It’s important to let some water evaporate, and to continuously stir to prevent burning.

 

And next, enjoy! Either add your hot sauce to a piece of plain cake or store it in the fridge for tomorrows meals. This sauce is perfect to add to plain greek yogurt for your lunch : ) .


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Author: Stephanie

As a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, I'm on a mission to help you enjoy eating a balanced diet by cooking with #thatcertaintouch .

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