First there was a basic raspberry sauce....then there was the Raspberry Sauce in its Sunday go to meetin' clothes! Recently I was exploring Raspberries and Raspberry Sauces...it was all good!
I grew attached to this fancier version of Raspberry Sauce because I love Framboise, the raspberry liqueur....I especially like a little mixed into a glass of champagne with a few raspberries floating on top....heavenly. Hmmm....I do have all the ingredients for this bubbly refreshment! I am easily distracted when it comes to raspberries, Framboise and champagne....
So as not to digress...if you are looking for a raspberry recipe that is just a bit fancier than a basic sauce, you must give this a try. I have to admit to sitting in front of two cups tasting them each in turn to decide which I preferred....both, is my response...but for different things! Raspberry Sauce in its Sunday go to meetin' clothes isn't better than the basic, just more complex. It isn't one that I would use on my yogurt at breakfast....but it is one that I would use in a layered dessert...maybe a trifle would be a place for me to start, especially since I have a jar of Fancy Raspberry Sauce sitting in my refrigerator.
Besides, you can't go wrong with Ina!
Fancy Raspberry Sauce
adapted from Ina Garten
1 cup raspberries (I used about 1 1/4 cups)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup raspberry jam (seedless)
1 Tbsp Framboise (raspberry liqueur)
In a small saucepan, place the raspberries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor. Add the jam and the Framboise. Blend until smooth. Place in a small jar, cover and chill.
We loved this fancied up version of raspberry sauce...you will too!
I am sharing today at Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage