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Spice-Berry Balsamic Sauce

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Whole Foods Cookbook