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Raspberry Sauce Recipe

This homemade Raspberry Sauce is made with fresh berries and cooks down into the perfect topping for ice cream, cheesecake, or in a smoothie!

Easy Raspberry Sauce Recipe

Raspberry is in my top 5 favorite flavors list. It might be number one, depending on the quality of the berry I have in front of me. I love it that much.

Some of the most memorable times from my childhood are picking raspberries out at my Grandparent’s house, and then in the winter having Grandma heat up a bowl of those berries from the freezer, pouring some sugar over it, and letting me go to town.

No better dessert than that!

This sauce is simple. The hardest part is taking the seeds out of it, and even that isn’t really hard, just a bit time-consuming. It is also optional.

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We make this for a topping regularly on vanilla cheesecake or ice cream.

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Raspberry Sauce shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Raspberries
  • Sugar
  • Chambord
  • Vanilla
  • Water

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How to make Raspberry Sauce

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Add all the ingredients to a pan. Crush the berries. Simmer over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.



Press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.



If desired, thicken your sauce slightly using 1-2 teaspoons (depending on how thick you’d like it, and how much liquid the berries were holding) of cornstarch mixed into 1 tablespoon of cold water. Simmer until thickened.



Eat it with a spoon, pour on a sundae, drizzle over cheesecake, mix into cocktails, anything that needs a super kick of raspberry!

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Raspberry Sauce FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

In a covered container in the fridge for up to a week, or until you start seeing visible signs of mold. I like to freeze it if we’ll be keeping it longer than a week.

Are there any substitutions for the sugar?

There might be. I haven’t tested this recipe with any sugar substitutes, so experiment at your own risk!

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Yield: 2 cups

Homemade Raspberry Sauce

Homemade Raspberry Sauce

Homemade raspberry sauce to top your cheesecake, ice cream, or just eat with a spoon. You know. Classy-like.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 cups whole fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Chambord
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan over low to medium-low heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  2. Take the berry mixture and press through a fine metal strainer. On occasion (with a different spoon) scrape the bottom of the strainer to remove any stubborn pulp that may be sticking there.
  3. Put back into a clean saucepan and bring up to a simmer again. Mix together the cornstarch and the cold water and whisk in, while simmering, and cook until thickened.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 4gSugar: 55gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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