Raspberry Sauce - A Fancied Up Version

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

Yield:  About 2 cups

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


  1. You're killing me with these raspberry sauces - count me in.

  2. Pass me some of the fancy sauce, please!

  3. Fabulous! This would be wonderful ribboned through homemade vanilla ice cream, too! Or, just all on its own!

  4. You are right on the money - you can't go wrong with Ina. Fabulous sauce and Framboise only makes it better.

  5. I can think of so many ways to use this beautiful sauce. Raspberries are my favorite berries and I wait all year for them to appear in our farmer's market. Would I love a slice of cheesecake with this sauce with the cup of coffee I just poured...you bet!

  6. Sounds wonderful and my favorite Rasberries!! It sounds fabulous in a trifle. Stopping by from Miz Helen's.

  7. Oh gosh Kate, I love anything with raspberries! I don't know if I should try this one or the quick one that you posted?? Maybe both!!

  8. It sounds so simple and looks so... good! What a great combination!

  9. Hi Kate,
    I love Raspberry anything and will love your Fancied Up Version of your Raspberry Sauce, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. This is a really good combination. And it looks so tasty.

    Cris @ http://makeeasycake.blogspot.ro/


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