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BLACKBERRY ORANGE COULIS
This fresh coulis is great drizzled over rich cheese or a bowl of greek yogurt. Adding the orange gives the sauce a bit of bitterness, and it’s not super-sweet, letting the juicy blackberry flavours shine.
1 pint blackberries, about 2 cups (500 mL)
3½ tbsp (53 mL) sugar
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tsp (5 mL) orange zest
1 Boil blackberries and sugar in a small pan on the stovetop for five minutes until blackberries break down. Add orange juice and zest to mixture and blend until smooth in a food processor. Serves 6
MINI BERRY JELLIES
Delight guests with feelings of nostalgia by serving bright, jiggly Jell-O in tiny Mason jars. We’ve amplified the berry flavours by mixing in fresh blueberries and raspberries. Top with homemade whipped cream or Cool Whip. Make sure to dry the berries completely before adding them in. For a mixed-berry, electric blue dessert, try Jell-O Berry Blue. For a strawberry-forward, pinkish red dessert, try Jell-O Strawberry.
1 package Strawberry or Berry Blue Jell-O
¼ cup (60 mL) fresh blueberries
¼ cup (60 mL) fresh raspberries
1 Prepare Jell-O as per package instructions.
2 Pour mix equally into four 8-oz (½-pint) Mason jars. Refrigerate for 60 minutes.
3 Wash and dry fresh raspberries and blueberries.
4 Remove jars from fridge, mix in 4 raspberries and 4 blueberries. Refrigerate another 60 minutes or until jelly sets. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Serves 4