Saturday, May 2, 2009

Raisin Sauce for Cakes, Pies, & Desserts

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!


Use fresh/dried cranberries as part of the raisin mix and 1 tsp orange zest and 1/4 cup orange juice for the thickening.

Makes 1 cup


1/2 cup Apple Juice/Water

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
1-2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Butter Substitute (optional)


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/substitute if using and stir until butter/substitute melts and is incorporated into the sauce.

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


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