Saturday, May 2, 2009

Raisin Sauce

Use a combination of both dark and golden raisins for a gorgeous presentation. This is a lovely sauce to add a finishing touch to lots of desserts and it is easy to make - takes just 15 minutes. It is to live for!

Makes 1 cup


1/2 cup Apple Juice
3/4 cup Raisins
1/3 cup sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick, about 2" long
5 or 6 whole Cloves
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 pinch of Sea Salt

1/4 cup apple juice
2 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter


Combine juice, raisins, sugar, spices, lemon juice and salt in a small pan and gently simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Mix the cornstarch and the 1/4 cup of apple juice and stir into the raisin mixture and cook until thickened. Stir in maple syrup and the butter and stir until butter melts and is incorporated into the sauce.

Serve warm over cakes, pies, and of course ice cream. Especially delicious along with or over Amazing Pumpkin Pie!

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