Homemade Fruit Sauce
This Homemade Fruit Sauce is a super easy, no sugar added sauce, that can be whipped up in just a few minutes and then stored in the fridge for a few days, to top up so many different breakfasts, snacks, and desserts throughout the week.
I first started making this sauce, when my youngest daughter request those individual serving fruit flavoured applesauces, to pack in her school lunch. I’ve always preferred filling our own reusable lunch containers, plus this homemade fruit sauce is delicious on a lot more than just applesauce.
And now that fall is here and so many fruits and berries are no longer in season, this sauce is perfect because it takes advantage of frozen fruits and berries. You know the ones hanging out in your freezer, ready for smoothie making. Chances are you already have everything you need in your freezer.
Which is another reason I like making my own. I can make it with whatever frozen fruit combos I want (or have). Experimenting with different fruit combinations is fun and keeps things interesting.
I usually make up the fruit sauce while I’m in the kitchen preparing dinner. I let it simmer away while I’m busy with other things, but close enough to keep an eye on it. I simply pull out a small saucepan, add the water and fruit, bring it to a boil and then let it simmer.
Once it has thickened, I take it off the heat and let it cool. Sometimes while I’m still working in the kitchen. Sometimes while we eat. And then I blend it until it is smooth. Like I said super easy.
Topping yogurt with this Homemade Fruit Sauce is one of our favourite ways to eat it, but it is also amazing on applesauce, cottage cheese, oatmeal and pancakes. It is also perfect for dressing up a yogurt parfait and packing in school lunches.
And after dinner, if dessert is in order, than you can use it to top up some ice cream or as a plate garnish topped with a slice of apple pie, after all it is fall:)
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 cups frozen fruit*
- Add water and fruit to a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Let cool, transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a jar or airtight container, cool completely and refrigerate.
- Can be store in the refrigerator for 3 days.