I was making my favorite buttermilk pancakes a couple Saturdays ago and near the end of the process, I suddenly remembered a recipe for blueberry sauce I’d gotten in an email from Alice’s Savory Sweet Life blog. The gorgeous pictures of the sauce sitting atop a pile of pancakes was still fresh in my mind even three weeks after seeing it, and I knew I had to make it for my own pancakes. Dennis was totally willing to wait an extra ten minutes so I could whip up the sauce.
I only had a bag of mixed frozen berries, which worked very well with the recipe. The blueberries kept their shape along with a few of the blackberries and the raspberries and most of the blackberries cooked down to flavor the sauce and fleck it with pretty seeds. Feel free to use whatever berries you have, frozen or not, to make this simple and amazing sauce.
Any Berry Sauce
recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life
2 cups fresh or frozen berries of your choice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons grated orange zest/rind (optional, though Alice recommends it for the blueberry sauce)
Cook blueberries, sugar, and water on medium-high heat for 10, minutes stirring occasionally. Turn heat off and stir in orange rind. Serve immediately while warm. Makes approx. 1 1/4 cups of sauce.
Ideas for berries: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, lingonberries or a mixture of any of these. I think cherries would also work well and would be awesome on top of chocolate pancakes. :)