Spice-Berry Balsamic Sauce

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Spice-Berry Balsamic SauceRecipe
Photo: Jan Smith
The warm spices complement the flavor punch from the black pepper and balsamic vinegar in this all-purpose sauce. Use all of one type of berry or a frozen-berry mixture. Serve warm over low-fat frozen yogurt, pancakes, or French toast.
2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


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1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) package frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries)
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water


Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water, stirring with a whisk; add to fruit mixture. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Discard cinnamon stick.

Created date

February 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 33
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 8.5 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 9 mg