triple berry sauce

I don’t think it’s any secret that I am a dessert lover. And after pacing myself with sweets for so long now, this week I’ve fallen back on old habits. Aside from the pastries and cakes-galore last weekend, there have been many “incidents” this week involving cheesecake, whoopee pies from the Sweetery truck and cannolis covered in powdered sugar and chocolate chips. I know, I know…I’m a beast.

Starting now, I’m back on track (plus, all those desserts are now long gone so I have no choice). In order to satiate this monstrous sweet tooth of mine, I need to disguise healthy foods creatively enough in dessert form so that my taste buds can be tricked into thinking they’re tasting something decadent.

And in comes the triple berry sauce adapted from Healthy Food For Living. I love this food blog because the recipes are uncomplicated with very wholesome and few ingredients, but they look and sound amazingly delicious. As much as I love gorgeous blogs like Cannelle et Vanille, those recipes can be a little over my head. And a master chef, I am not.

 Triple Berry Sauce (adapted and tweaked from Healthy Food For Living)

1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries

1 cup strawberries, hulled (I halved them though it’s not necessary)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons of raw/turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch powder

Combine the berries, maple syrup, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan set over medium heat. 
Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cook until the berries break down and release their juices, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add in the cornstarch and cook, stirring slowly but constantly, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serve and store the rest in a jar.

I poured the dessert sauce over Greek yogurt, but you can also use it as a topper for ice cream, pancakes and oatmeal (or take straight spoonfuls from the jar). Whichever way you enjoy it, I can guarantee it will feel like happiness dancing on your tongue. I LOVED it. The perfect summer dessert I have found.

-jillian m.

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