Easiest Ever Fruit Reduction Sauce Dessert Topping

Easy fruit reduction sauce

The Spruce Eats/Emily Hawkes

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
42 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for a basic fruit reduction sauce is so easy! This delicious sauce is perfect for desserts or over waffles or pancakes for breakfast.


  • 2 cups fruit (fresh or frozen berries, mangos, pineapples, or peaches work best)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for fruit toppings
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  2. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

    Sugar and fruit
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  3. Reduce to a slow simmer, stirring frequently until fruit is softened, about 5-10 minutes.

    Reduce to simmer
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  4. Allow to cool before serving over ice cream, brownies, cheesecake or any other way you can think of!

    Fruit topping
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