Mixed-Berry Conserve

Mixed Berry ConserveRecipe
John Kernick
This thick raspberry-and-blueberry sauce is the perfect topping for yogurt, ice cream and even a piece of toast.


Makes about 2 cups
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes


1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon water
6 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries
2 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch of salt


In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water.

In a medium saucepan, combine the berries with the orange juice, sugar and salt and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the dissolved cornstarch and simmer until the liquid is slightly thickened, about 30 seconds.

Using an immersion blender, gently blend until a thick sauce forms. Serve chilled.