This olallieberry sauce is bursting with fruity flavors. It is the perfect addition to sweet desserts or even something savory.
What are Olallieberries?
Olallieberry season is really short in the Bay Area, like a month to a month and a half short. These berries are tart and slightly sweet, making them perfect for both sweet and savory dishes.
Our farmer’s market has one vendor who has olallieberries. She has them maybe three weeks, then they are gone. Mr. Fearless Dining and I try to get to our local Campbell farmer’s market a few times a month. There is always something new to discover, like these berries.
Now that we have discovered these berries, we plan to take our kids next season to a farm so we can pick our own. One or two pints is just not enough!!
Once we realized how good these berries were, we went back to the booth to buy more. Unfortunately, they were already sold out and that was the end of their season :-(.
This sauce is so versatile! You can top off ice cream, cakes, and brownies with this and enjoy every last bite. I bet you didn’t realize that you can also use this sauce on those savory dishes like pork chops and chicken.
Trust me, you will want this on your grilled pork chops.
You will love how easy this recipe is to make.
Put the berries into the pan, add thyme, sugar, lemon juice, and water. That is it!
Simmer for 20 minutes on low, then add in the cornstarch to thicken a little bit. Cool for sweets or leave warm for savory dishes.
How to make an olallieberry sauce:
- 1 pint olallieberries
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar, (I used organic raw sugar)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- Put the olallieberries, water, thyme, sugar, and lemon juice in a pan.
- Bring to boil on medium heat.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Add cornstarch and mix well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 1g