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Raspberry Sauce Recipe

Here is an easy raspberry sauce recipe that's so good you may find yourself eating it by the spoonful. But don't miss out on pouring this fruit coulis on top of your favorite desserts and exploring some wonderful taste combinations.


raspberry sauce recipe

This raspberry coulis gets an extra punch of flavor from crème de cassis, a sweet and luscious French liqueur made from black currants. Crème de cassis is the key ingredient in a Kir Royal, a fabulous Champagne cocktail. You can also add cassis to a dry white wine for a more ordinary, but nonetheless delicious, before dinner drink.

Uses for Raspberry Sauce Recipe

This sweet coulis goes well with other fruit flavors and is divine with chocolate. Try it in a delicious and classic Peach Melba recipe or with this decadent chocolate mousse cake recipe. Pour it on top of plain yogurt, vanilla ice cream or crème fraiche for a simple, but oh so yummy, treat. It would also go great on a plain cheesecake or for a more unusual taste combination, try it with figs.

Raspberry season is too short to miss out on having this sauce other times of the year, so do not hesitate to try making this with frozen raspberries. Commercially frozen fruit tends to be a bit sour, so do use the sugar and liqueur to correct for this. If you make this sauce with fresh raspberries that are quite sweet, you may wish to lighten up on the sugar a bit.

Coulis de framboise

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Makes about 1 3/4 cups


  • 1 quart fresh or frozen raspberries (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 black currant liqueur
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The berries will gradually disintegrate as they are cooking. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh wire sieve placed over a bowl, using the back of a spoon to push on the pulp. Throw away the seeds and pulp that remain in the sieve.
  3. Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature. Pour the sauce into a clean jar with a lid and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. This syrup can be stored for several days in the refrigerator.

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