Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sweet Berry Wine Sauce



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I keep this lovely sauce in my refrigerator during the summer months. I think of it as a secret weapon and use it to turn the simplest of desserts into something really special. I keep a supply of vanilla ice cream in the freezer, and when it's topped with this gorgeous sauce I know I have a treat that can be served to unexpected guests without fuss or bother. It's very easy to make and, despite its simplicity, it has been well-received ever since its publication in Light and Tasty Magazine. I hope you'll give this sauce a try. I'm really proud of it. Here's the recipe.

Sweet Berry Wine Sauce...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
2 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries
1/2 cup port wine or grape juice
Optional garnish:
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:
Bring water and sugar to a boil. Add frozen berries and wine or juice; return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Mash and strain berries, reserving juice. Return juice to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup. Cool to room temperature. If using, stir fresh berries into sauce just before serving. Chill.






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67 comments:

Ginny said...

How lovely. This would turn ice-cream into an elegant adult dessert.

mia xara said...

What a lovely sauce to accompany ice-cream! So easy to make too!Thank you Mary!

Jeannie said...

Can imagine the color contrast on vanilla ice-cream...surely that would be so gorgeous and irresistable!

yummychunklet said...

This sauce sounds fun. I like how you include an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version. I'll take the wine version, please!

Stefania said...

Delizioso :) ciao

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Now this is very interesting. I don't think I have tried this kind of sauce before. When you mentioned about pouring to ice cream...I'm sold! Very nice idea. Going to prepare to make it!!!! Thanks Mary!

Anna A. said...

It really does sound amazing - on anything white and creamy! Thanks for sharing and I am sure to make this soon with all the fresh berries we'll soon be getting up in the PNW.

thecompletecookbook said...

What a winner of a great summer sauce Mary. It must be bursting with all the wonderful berry flavours.
:-) Mandy

Shirley said...

Love this recipe.

kitchen flavours said...

This looks wonderful! Even the name sounds delicious! I could just find any excuse to have this with anything! Especially with ice cream! Thank you for sharing, Mary! Have a lovely day!

Fabi said...

Wow. I can imagine how delicious it would be over an icecream. Wonderful recipe Mary. Big hug.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

You had me at wine but when I read the rest all I can say is wow!

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daphne said...

Oh beautiful! I can think of many uses for this sauce! scones, cakes, ice-cream, parfait. makes any dessert classy!

Little Inbox said...

Heard about the name and I'm salivating.

Sailin Gudhka said...

Excellent blog, nice photos

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That sounds fantastic. A definite on my list. Diane

Marjlou said...

splendida preparazione, molto fresca ed estiva! da provare! complimenti per la bellezza delle foto!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a great idea - this would be wonderful with ice cream
Mary

The Café Sucré Farine said...

I actually have everything to make this! Looks and sounds fabulous, I love recipes like this, unique and fun! Thanks, Chris

Sue said...

I love this, it's so elegant and different. I will try it as soon as our weather cooperates...this sounds like it would also be great to drizzle on pound cake. Thanks!

Lucy Lu said...

lovely sauce!

The Blonde Duck said...

Between this and the olive burger, I'd be a happy duckie!

Martha said...

What a great idea -- I may have to do that too!!! Sounds yummy! Would be good over pound cake as well!

Pegasuslegend said...

I can think of 100 uses for this great post Mary thank you!

Gen said...

Yum. My family would love this! :D

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely sauce.

Priya said...

Wow the colour itself looks vibrant and catchy, marvellous sauce..

PeggyR said...

That sounds very good!

Jenn said...

I bet that would be so wonderful over ice cream. Simple and yet so elegant and delicious!

Rita said...

Perfection! I have to make some of this for sure; I can think of so many things to add it to.
Rita

Emily Malloy said...

This is so lovely!

At Anna's kitchen table said...

I does sound very elegant and grown-up!

Clint said...

It's beautiful. And I know it HAS to be sensational. It does seem like a lot of sugar, though. Not that that would stop me from enjoying it.

Au and Target said...

Oh no, I'm not doing this. I'd eat a tonne of ice-cream! :-)

lostpastremembered said...

Homemade syrups are really special... this is a great one.. thanks for the recipe!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Ice cream, pancakes, the possibilities are endless. Delicious!

bellini said...

I like your secret weapon Mary!!!!!

Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

Sounds delicious Mary! you reminded me of a drink we make back home from sour cherries :) Have a great day!

Lauren Hairston said...

I love port! And berries! What a lovely idea.

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

This looks wonderful! I love how versatile it is.

Gloria said...

Mary this look absolutely nice and delicious!!! lovely! gloria

meeshiesmom said...

Mary-
The use for this sauce is endless! Thank you for sharing.
Karen

June said...

Oh my, this looks wonderful. I think I'd be happy with it on a spoon, never mind the ice cream. Ha.

Karen Harris said...

I can just taste this drizzled over my favorite lemon cream cheese pound cake. Yum!

Cheah said...

Bet the ice-cream will taste yummy and what a nice colour combination!

Paula @ Dishing the Divine said...

Looks delicious! Just curious - when do you add in the fresh berries (versus the frozen ones)? Email me and let me know. :) paula (at) dishingthedivine.com

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

This sounds gorgeous! How long will it last refrigerated?

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Also, when do you add the fresh berries?

Joanne said...

Mmm this sounds so decadent Mary! Definitely the perfect thing to serve to guests...or just to curl up on the couch with!

Cooking Creation said...

Oh, I bet this just tastes like heaven! Bookmarking this one along with many of your others! :)

Wendy Irene said...

Oh my! I think this wonderful sauce could have so many great uses.

Plateful said...

I'd love to have this berry sauce over my pancakes and crepes for a delicious breakfast! That jar looks so cute :)

That Girl said...

This does seem like a pretty amazing sauce!

Alessandra said...

This is something that I can do: I always have frozen berries in the fridge :-)

Have a lovely day :-)

ciao
Alessandra

Lucy said...

This looks really tasty, can't wait to give it a try!

We Are Not Martha said...

What a great idea to always have this in your fridge! It's so pretty and I'm sure it's delicious :)

Sues

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Elegance in a cruet... Thank you, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

Elin said...

Mary..that is really a good berry wine sauce and what more on ice cream...gosh that is really heaven on earth ! :) Thanks Mary for this lovely recipe. Once I get hold of some fresh berries , I would like to try this out.

Have a nice blessed day,
Elin

Saji said...

lovely!!!!

spcookiequeen said...

Hi Mary,
This would make a lovely sauce for so many things. I bet you could even just pour it over a salad. You have so many wonderful recipes over here.
-Gina-

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I would love to have a bottle of this in my fridge, too:)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

What a delicious "secret weapon" and I bet it tastes absolutely wonderful with vanilla ice cream. Beautiful as always, Mary :)

Have a lovely day,

Aldy.

tandysinclair.com said...

I have printed this recipe out so that I can try it! Thanks :)

Faith said...

This beautiful sauce looks like the perfect thing to have in your fridge for summertime! I will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing Mary, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Elaine said...

This is a great idea, Mary, and it sounds perfect to along with ice cream.

Claudia said...

Nag me if I don't make this.

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