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Berries with an Orange Cream Sauce

strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photoThis is a delightfully easy dessert sauce to prepare and can be done ahead if you desire. It is perfect for fresh summer fruit and makes a great end to a barbecue or an elegant celebration.

 

 

 

 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons Curacao, Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons Brandy
1/4 cup 40% cream
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Melt butter in a saucepan. strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photoAdd the sugar, orange and lemon juice; bring to a boil and boil hard for 3 to 4 minutes until somewhat thickened.strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photo Add the orange liqueur and brandy; boil another 2 minutes to return to thickness. In the meantime whisk the cream and cornstarch together.strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photo

strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photo

Add the cream mixture; strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photoreturn to heat and, stirring constantly, bring back to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

Cool completely.strawberries red raspberries orange sauce orange dessert sauce Dessert blueberries blackberries berries  food photo

Yield: 1 cup – Serves about 4

Notes: The times given are approximate depending upon the size of the saucepan. However, a little thinner or thicker really doesn’t really matter. This may be made several days ahead and stored in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using.

Assembly

Strawberries, cut if large
Blueberries
Blackberries
Red Raspberries

Mix berries together. Drizzle with orange cream.

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