Maple Blackberry Sauce


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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