Very Berry Topping Recipe

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Frozen berries allow me to prepare this colorful ice cream sauce all year-round. You can also stir in one 20-ounce can of drained pineapple tidbits. —Sheri Rarick, Galloway, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened blueberries, thawed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened blackberries, thawed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 59 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the berries; stir in desired amount of sugar. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain and reserve the juice. Return berries to the bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup reserved juice until smooth. Stir in the remaining juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times. Pour over berries and stir gently. Yield: about 6 cups.
Originally published as Very Berry Topping in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p221

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