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Blackberry Bourbon Sauce

This Homemade Blackberry Bourbon Sauce is great to have in the fridge so you can add amazing flavor to meat, chicken or even desserts. 

Tangy blackberries and rich bourbon come together for a sweet yet savory sauce that adds a ton of flavor to your favorite dish; pour over roasted pork, marinate chicken breasts or drizzle over pound cake. You’ll be amazed at the intense flavor of this sauce.

Homemade sauce made with Blackberries and Bourbon

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Ingredients Needed for Blackberry Bourbon Sauce

How To Make Blackberry Bourbon Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan combine blackberries, sugar, and bourbon and bring to a simmer. 
  2. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice and cornstarch and whisk into blackberry sauce. Cook briefly, until thickened.
Homemade sauce made with Blackberries and Bourbon

 Why You’ll Love Our Sauce

  • Comes together quickly and easily. 
  • Just a handful of ingredients.
  • Boasts a ton of flavor. 
  • Versatile – can be used in a number of ways. 

Helpful Tools To Make This Sauce:

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Blackberry Bourbon Sauce Variations:

  • Instead of bourbon use wine or apple juice
  • Use blueberries instead of blackberries. 
  • Try lemon juice instead of orange juice. 

Tips and Tricks For Blackberry Bourbon Sauce:

  • If using fresh blackberries make sure to dry them well after you wash them. 
  • White granulated sugar is best for this sauce. 
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice will add the best flavor but if you have a bottle of orange juice in the fridge feel free to use it. 
Homemade sauce made with Blackberries and Bourbon

How To Store Blackberry Bourbon Sauce?

Store leftover sauce in a mason jar in the fridge. You can also freeze leftover blackberry bourbon sauce.

FAQs for this Sauce

Can I use a different fruit in this sauce?

I haven’t made this sauce with another fruit but you can most likely use blueberries though the flavor will not be the same. 

Do I have to use bourbon to make this sauce?

You can substitute scotch, cognac or brandy for the bourbon but the taste of the sauce will be different. 

Can I make this sauce alcohol free?

If you don’t want to use alcohol in this sauce you can use apple juice though the flavor will be different. 

What does the cornstarch do in this sauce?

Adding cornstarch thickens up the sauce. Note the sauce will get thicker as it sits. 

The sauce is too thick. What should I do?

If you have left the sauce in the fridge for a few days it may get quite thick. You can add a little more orange or water to thin it out.

If you love this Blackberry Bourbon Sauce you’ll love these other blackberry recipes: Blackberry Basil Jam,  Blackberry Jam or this Lemon Blackberry Water. Or try one of our other homemade sauces!

Homemade sauce made with Blackberries and Bourbon

Blackberry Bourbon Sauce

Yield: 64 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Tangy blackberries and rich bourbon come together for a sweet yet savory sauce that adds a ton of flavor to your favorite dish

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh, frozen, or canned blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine blackberries, sugar, and bourbon and bring to a simmer. 
  2. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice and cornstarch and whisk into blackberry sauce. Cook briefly, until thickened.
Nutrition Information
Yield 64 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 11Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 0g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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