Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Simple Fat Free Raspberry Sauce
There are some flavors that just seem to go together and I've been hooked on the combination of chocolate and raspberry since the first time I tasted it decades ago.
So when I decided I needed something to dress up the chocolate pound cake to make it Cake Club worthy, I immediately thought raspberry.
As luck would have it, there was a simple raspberry sauce recipe ready and waiting for me in the Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook: The Best Recipes from Southampton's Favorite Bakery for Homestyle Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, and Breads , where it was described as a perfect "adornment to chocolate cakes, brownies or great when splashed over ice cream and fruit."
With just 3 ingredients (frozen unsweetened raspberries, sugar and an optional splash of Grand Marnier), this no-cook gluten-free raspberry sauce, requires just a quick whiz in a blender or food processor followed by straining with a sieve, which though a bit tedious because of all the seeds, isn't really all that difficult.
This simple raspberry sauce was the perfect embellishment for the chocolate pound cake. Adding a little scoop of vanilla ice cream to the mix made things even better.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Berry Sauce?
According to my calculations, each serving has just 47 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
This sauce is an "affordable" way to add flavor to most any dessert.
I've decided to make this simple raspberry sauce my official go-to adornment for chocolate desserts and most anything else I can think of. I stirred some into my vanilla Greek yogurt this morning at breakfast and as Rachael Ray would say, it was, YUM-O. Enjoy!
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Simple Raspberry Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier orange liqueur (optional)
- In a blender or food processor, blend the raspberries and sugar until well combined and as smooth as possible.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve into a bowl to remove all the seeds. You'll need to press and rub with a rubber spatula until only the seeds are left in the strainer. (This is a little tedious, but worth it for a nice smooth, seedless texture.)
- Stir in the Grand Marnier, if desired.
- Makes 1 cup, which can be covered and stored in the refrigerator up to a day ahead.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Weight Watchers Friendly Raspberry Recipes
- Skinny Raspberry Squares (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake (SkinnyTaste)
- Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfait (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Raspberry Chocolate Cups (Weight Watchers)
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