Fresh Raspberry Sauce


This raspberry sauce is so beautiful and delicious, you and your Valentine may not even need the cake. This will absolutely work even if you use frozen raspberries, but nothing compares to the flavor of the sauce if you can somehow find and use fresh raspberries.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
3 cups


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh raspberries

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, or more to taste


  1. Combine raspberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until raspberries break down, sugar dissolves, and sauce is heated through, 3 to 7 minutes.

  2. Press sauce through a fine-mesh strainer to remove seeds. Cool to room temperature; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you want something a little thicker, to serve over ice cream for example, then don't add any water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

44 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 88mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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