Raspberry Topping

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + cooling


3 cups

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
My family has enjoyed this recipe for many years. Serve the pretty sauce well-chilled over ice cream and top with whipped cream, if you like. —Marilyn J Cox, Sayre, Pennsylvania


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Ice cream of your choice


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and tapioca. Add one package of raspberries; stir to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the water, cinnamon stick, salt and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Add lemon juice and butter; stir until butter is melted. Cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Discard cinnamon stick. Gently stir in remaining raspberries. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 82 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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