Quick Berry Coulis


Coulis is a fancy word for a colorful, versatile dessert sauce. Because the berry pulp is not cooked, the flavor of fresh, ripe fruit really shines through. Chef’s secret: place coulis in a small squirt bottle to decorate dessert plates.

  • 3-Tbs. servingServings


  • 2 1/2 cups fresh ripe berries, cleaned (coarsely chopped for large
  • fruit, such as strawberries)
  • 2 Tbs. sugar or agave nectar
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau, optional


1. Combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice food processor bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

2. Add 1/4 cup water and orange liqueur, if using, to berry mixture, and purée until completely smooth.

3. Strain through fine mesh sieve, stirring and pressing with wooden spoon to remove seeds.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 2 cups
  • Calories: 21
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Sugar Content: 4 g