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.
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
How to Make It
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.