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Fruit Sauce (Gluten Free)

Fruit Sauce (Gluten Free)

When life gives you extra fruit, say thank you and make some sauce out of it. Here are the recipes of extremely simple and quick fruit sauces; Peach sauce and Cherry sauce. I use the same recipe for strawberry sauce but strawberries aren’t in season any more. Fresh organic fruit doesn’t last long even in the refrigerator. Before they rot, make some sauce and stretch their life. You can keep the sauce a little chunky or make a puree. They are sssoooo good with yogurt, ice cream toppings, shakes and trifles. P.S : There is a method to my madness too and I’ll be posting few ideas using these sauces.

ingredients:

2  cups chopped and peeled peaches or chopped strawberries or apricots (fresh or frozen)

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

2 tbsp water

2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

method:

In medium, nonreactive saucepan combine fruit and sugar. Place on medium flame. The fruit will release its water in a minute or two. Dissolve cornstarch in water and slowly stir in the fruit mixture. Cook for few seconds to get rid of raw cornstarch flavour. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice. It will make the sauce glossy. When cool transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. It can last up to 5 days in fridge.

NOTE: You can add an extra element like cinnamon powder or nutmeg in the end.

Cherry Sauce:

2 cups pitted cherries

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

2 tbsp water

2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

method:

Combine cherries, 1/4 cup water and sugar in a medium size, nonreactive saucepan. Place on medium flame. Bring it to a boil, lower the flame and let it cook for another minute. Dissolve cornstarch in water and slowly add to boiling cherry mixture, stirring continuously. Remove from flame and stir in lemon juice.

Note: If cherries are a bit on sour side, add more sugar according to your preference. Adding a teaspoon of butter to hot cherry sauce will give it more velvety texture.

removing cherry pit:

Hold a cherry between your thumb and index finger. Take a blunt stick, push it gently from the bottom side of the cherry and the pit will come out through the stalk side of the cherry.



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