Easy Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Poached Peaches with Raspberry Sauce
Poached Peaches with Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • Total: 13 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
45 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 0g
Calcium 6mg 0%
*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 is an easy, thin raspberry sauce which would be a beautiful sauce for a plate with cheesecake, pudding, pound cake, poached pears or peaches, or other desserts.  Or serve it over chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

The sauce is cooked and then strained to eliminate the seeds. Drizzle it onto pancakes or over fruit as pictured, or swirl it into homemade ice cream

See the tips and variations for how to thicken the sauce along with a few more flavor ideas.


  • 1 pint raspberries (rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine the raspberries with the granulated sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and mash with a spoon until the mixture is soft and just begins to boil.

  2. Press through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth-lined colander.

  3. Cool the sauce completely or serve it warm.

  4. Makes about 1 cup of sauce.

  5. Tips and Variations

  6. Use frozen raspberries in the recipe instead of fresh. Thaw the raspberries, reserving the juice. Add the raspberries and juice to the saucepan along with the lemon juice. 

  7. To thicken, combine 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of cold water. Whisk to blend and add to the saucepan with the simmering raspberries. Cook until thickened and the liquids are clear.

  8. Replace the lemon juice with orange juice and a few teaspoons of orange zest.