Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Frozen Berry Sauce

Last Saturday morning we decided to have breakfast for lunch. The kids wanted pancakes and Rob wanted French toast. Everyone wanted bacon. I had made a loaf of Golden Egg Bread in the bread maker which is absolutely delightful as French toast. I had some frozen bananas which I turned into Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes. I had some homemade Pancake Syrup already made up.

Rob really wanted some kind of berry syrup/sauce for the French toast. I couldn't find any at our local convenience store (I didn't expect they would have it). So I was determined to make something for him. I had some frozen strawberries, but no blueberries. However, I got started.

I started with a bag of  frozen whole unsweetened strawberries in a saucepan with two tablespoons of sugar. I let them thaw and soften over medium heat. In the meantime, I was still looking for frozen blueberries because I could have swore I had some! I didn't find any, but I found some blueberry freezer jam that I had not liked by itself and I couldn't just throw it out either.

In the saucepan, I was stirring the strawberries and they were starting to soften so I smashed them down some more. They were starting to form a sauce. I decided to add some honey because I like honey. I let it cook some more and then added a few good-sized spoonfuls of blueberry jam. The blueberry jam thickened up the strawberries quite a bit. I used a blueberry jam that was made of natural sugars and honey. I let the mixture cook on medium until it started boiling. Then I turned it down on low because I had to get the pancakes done and the French toast done. The sauce cooked on low for about 15 minutes until I was ready for it.

My sauce was still a bit chunky and I like it like that. I want to know that it still contains fruit.

I poured it into my gravy boat so it could be poured out onto the pancakes and French toast. Honestly, I thought the kids would not like it. They loved it!!! Rob loved it! Dane thought it tasted like something from Denny's which he is currently obsessed with eating at. I think he meant that as a compliment.

Frozen Berry Sauce

1 - 12 oz. bag whole unsweetened strawberries, frozen
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoon honey
1/2 -1 cup blueberry jam

1. Place the frozen strawberries in a saucepan with sugar. Turn the heat on the cooktop to medium. Let the strawberries thaw, softened to the point of easily smashed.

2. Add honey to the strawberry mixture. Stir and cook for two minutes to get incorporated.

3. Add blueberry jam to the strawberry mixture and bring to a boil.

4. Turn heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until thickened.

5. Take off the heat and pour into a container for serving. Enjoy!

Yield: 3-4 cups.

Thanks for reading!
Erica

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