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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.

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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.

Servings
3-Tbs. serving

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g