The seasons are changing, and that means we are reacquainted with fresh fruits and vegetables we don’t get to see during fall and winter months. We’re like Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida in Come September. This is our September, except nothing deceitful is taking place. Just fresh blackberries paired with lemons. This is the beauty of 5-Minute Blackberry Sauce. It’s all in the harmony.
How have I seen Come September but I’ve never known the chemistry between blackberries and lemons until recently? Blackberries and lemons will now be my every meal, which won’t be difficult because 5-Minute Blackberry Sauce goes with everything.
Think angel food cake and cupcakes. Or pancakes, cheesecakes, ice cream, and smoothies. Or more cakes. All the cakes, really. Excuse while I go eat cake.
Eat it Toodle’s and Twinkle’s preferred way, which is by itself. Why bother with other foods when you can drink 5-Minute Blackberry Sauce on its own? Cut out the middle man is what those two are saying. K-Hubs likes his mixed with full fat coconut milk. He says it reminds him of his grandmother’s blackberry jam. Fortunately, making 5-Minute Blackberry Sauce is easy to make. And you can eat it while you watch Come September.
Needlessly, I was all up in my own grill about lemon. Would it go well with blackberries or would I pucker? Basically, would humans run in fear? I was as apprehensive about lemons and blackberries getting along as I was the first time we got a sitter for Toodle. The sitter and her husband were from church, ran around with my parents when I was young, and also successfully raised their two children into adulthood (their children are my age). But that didn’t stop me from covering an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper with extraneous details about how to care for Toodle. Oh. My. God. It took me longer to write those notes than it did for K-Hubs and I to go on our first kid-free date. And like that night, there is no need to worry now.
It turns out, lemons and blackberries play very well together. Just look at that color! Furthermore, a little agave doesn’t hurt things either. It was hard for me to give up granulated sugar. Will we ever eat again? I wondered when we changed our diet. Surprisingly, yes, we did eat again. Agave nectar to the rescue. If you are looking for a paleo variation, then choose 100% pure honey. I have used both and loved the results.
To achieve the level of sweet/tart you want, then adjust the amount of sweetener you use. I started with 1/4 cup, and that’s what I stuck with. However you may choose a different amount based on personal preference and how fresh your blackberries are.
- ⅓ cup cold water
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup agave nectar (vegan) or 100% pure honey (paleo)
- Blend blackberries and water until mixed together.
- Add lemon juice and sweetener and blend until smooth (or until desired consistency is reached).
- Serve by itself or as a topping/mix-in.