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When you need just that little touch to really make a dish, try this sauce. Great served over chicken or pork, ice cream, yogurt, vegetables, you name it! Just takes a few minutes and can be made from frozen berries. Paleo, Whole30, and AIP friendly.

A side view of a glass cup with a silver spoon and berry sauce inside.

I love how quick this sauce comes together and how much flavor is gives to any dish I pair it with. It's also bursting with antioxidants and the little ones will love this, too!

This sauce has become a go-to sauce in my home that I use on breakfast waffles, Pork Schnitzel, roasted veggies and even AIP ice cream. Check out the list below for some more fun ideas.

Using mixed frozen berries makes prepping super easy as you can just measure straight from the bag.

It's also economical, especially during the mid-winter when fresh berries are expensive or hard to find. I found I can use any assortment of berries, like: cherries, blueberries, strawberries, or even blackberries.

So don't be shy to experiment with anything you have on hand.

If you have excess fresh berries (lucky!!) or you want to stock your freezer, you can double or triple this recipe and freeze half of it for later.

Ingredients in this mixed berry sauce (and substitutions)

  • Mixed Berries – you can use any berries that are in season or stored away in your freezer. You can also buy a pack of frozen mixed berries in the frozen food isle of your favorite grocery store.
  • Water – you could skip the sweetner and use juice instead to make it Whole30 compliant.
  • Maple Syrup – you can always stubstitute with honey. Omit for Whole30 or use fresh squeezed orange juice.

How to make these super easy sauce

  • Put the berries and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, mash the berries with a fork until it’s the consistency you desire. Taste for sweetness and then add maple syrup, honey, or orange juice if you want a bit more sweetness.
  • Notes: You can also add a teaspoon of arrowroot powder for the last minute or so to thicken it if desired.
A side view of a glass cup with a silver spoon and berry sauce inside.

Making this versatile sauce ahead of time?

You can make this up to a week ahead of time or freeze it in ice cube trays for several hours, then pop out and store it in a freezer-safe container. When needed, simply thaw in the fridge or gently reheat on the stove or in a microwave.

Uses for this quick berry sauce:

Here are some great ideas on how to use this delicious berry sauce, but get creative and try it on anything that strikes your fancy!

Top view of a glass cup with a silver spoon and berry sauce inside.

Want other Paleo and AIP sauce and dressing recipes? Try one of these!

3-Minute Pineapple Salsa (Paleo, Whole30, AIP) – Super quick and easy to make, this tasty pineapple salsa is a perfect condiment for chicken, steak, fish, pork, and side dishes like sweet potato.

Tomato Jam (Paleo, Whole30) – A Paleo and Whole30-friendly grownup alternative to ketchup! Great as a flavorful topping on burgers and meatloaves!

Coconut Yogurt (Paleo, Whole30, AIP) – A creamy, thick, dairy-free coconut yogurt made will satisfy that desire for yogurt without making you sick if dairy is a problem! I also give an alternative for using tigernut milk if you need to be coconut-free.

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Mixed Berry Sauce Recipe

If you make this easy sauce, I'd love to hear how it turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingonpaleo!

A side view of a glass cup with a silver spoon and berry sauce inside.

Mixed Berry Sauce (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Servings: 2 cups
When you need just that little touch to really make a dish, try this sauce. Great served overchicken or pork, ice cream, yogurt, vegetables, you name it! Just takes a few minutes and canbe made from frozen berries. Paleo, Whole30, and AIP friendly
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Mixed Berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup (or honey – optional (omit for Whole30 or use freshly squeezed orange juice instead))

Instructions
 

  • Put the berries and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, mash the berries with a fork until it’s the consistency you desire. Taste for sweetness and then add maple syrup, honey, or orange juice if you want a bit more sweetness.

Notes

You can also add a teaspoon of arrowroot powder for the last minute or so to thicken
it if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Course: Basics, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, autoimmune protocol, Paleo, Whole30
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