1 10-ounce bag frozen blackberries, organic if available
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh mint, optional
Cook berries and maple syrup over medium heat until berries thaw. Add lemon juice, zest, cocoa powder, and salt and simmer for a few minutes more, longer if you prefer the berries to break down and the sauce to become thicker. Remove from heat and stir in a teaspoon or two of chopped, fresh mint, if desired.
Maple Blackberry Sauce is fabulous served warm but can be enjoyed at any temperature!
Toasted almonds pair very nicely with this sauce and may be sprinkled overtop the sauce for added crunch and flavor.