How To Make Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake – Easy Recipe

Last Updated on April 19, 2022 by Griselda M.

Today, we will look at the ultimate guide on how to make raspberry sauce for cheesecake. We’ll also look at how to adjust the taste and texture!

Today’s article is meant to give you an in-depth guide on exactly how to make your very own raspberry sauce for cheesecake. You only need the basic ingredients and knowledge on how to make adjustments. This way, you can customize the sauce to your exact liking.

How To Make Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake?

Making a raspberry sauce for cheesecake is surprisingly easy! And, it’s even quicker! You can whip out a recipe in less than 10 minutes that has the perfect consistency and pure flavor.

Before we look at exactly how to make raspberry sauce for cheesecake, let’s have a look at what you will need. For a basic raspberry sauce, all you really need is raspberries, sugar, and water. Even sugar and water are relatively optional, but we still recommend using them to help adjust the sauce to your liking.

Other additives that can prove useful are lemon juice (or lime juice), corn starch, and flavorings (like vanilla extract).

Each ingredient used in a raspberry sauce has its own function. But, none of them perform particularly important ones. Or at least, there are a ton of alternatives to them.

For example, when using corn starch, is meant to help thicken the sauce. However, you could also simply continue cooking the sauce to help evaporate the liquid. Sugar obviously sweetens the sauce, but you can also add honey, syrups, molasses, and artificial sugars. Every ingredient used is replaceable, except for of course the raspberries.

What type of raspberry is best to use for a raspberry sauce?

Now, the biggest variable for raspberry sauces will probably be which types of raspberries you use. There are only really two options – fresh or frozen.

Fresh raspberries will have the most authentic and pure flavor and texture. They will completely elevate your sauce and give it the perfect consistency it needs – little to no adjustments required.

The downside of using fresh raspberries is that they are highly perishable and often you cannot find good quality ones in the store. You will see that even when they are still on the shelves they sometimes start molding. Fresh raspberries are also not always in season, making frozen ones a better option.

Frozen raspberries are readily available and often more affordable. However, because of the process, they have undergone (and the ice crystal formation in their flesh) their texture and flavor have been altered.

So, when using frozen raspberries, we sometimes like to add a couple of droplets of raspberry extract, just to intensify the flavor.

What You Will Need For This Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water, as needed
  • Lemon juice, to taste

Equipment

  • Colander
  • Kitchen towel
  • Medium saucepan
  • Spoon or fork
  • Blender, optional

Step-by-step Instructions On How To Make Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake

Step 1: Prepare your raspberries

Only wash your raspberries right before you are going to cook them. Raspberries should never be washed before being stored. To wash them, simply place the raspberries inside of a colander and place them underneath cold running water.

Then, once they have been properly rinsed, pour them onto some paper or kitchen towels and allow them to slightly dry. You don’t want excess moisture to alter the consistency.

Step 2: Cook the raspberries

To make the sauce, combine the washed raspberries, caster sugar, and 1 teaspoon of water in a medium saucepan. Then, place the mixture over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the raspberries to simmer. Stir every couple of minutes to prevent the sauce from burning to the pot.

Step 3: Adjust the flavor and consistency

Finally, after your raspberries have completely softened (around 5 minutes) you can adjust the flavor by adding some lemon juice or more sugar.

This is also when you should adjust the consistency to make the sauce thinner or thicker.

How To Make Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake Using Frozen Raspberries?

For this recipe, we prefer using fresh raspberries for a more authentic taste and thicker consistency and texture. However, if you cannot get your hands on some or they aren’t out of season, then using frozen raspberries is acceptable.

To use frozen raspberries, you can first add them (while still frozen) to the saucepan. Add a teaspoon or two of water to help prevent them from burning. But, as they heat, they will instantly start releasing their juices.

Frozen raspberries contain more water so will make a naturally runnier sauce as compared to fresh raspberries. Only after they have thawed and softened completely should you add the remaining ingredients. Or attempt to adjust the consistency.

What is raspberry sauce made of?

How To Make Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake?

Adjusting the consistency

To adjust the consistency of your raspberry sauce, you simply have to remove moisture or add moisture.

To thin the sauce, add more water. But, only add a teaspoon at a time to prevent thinning it too much. Make sure to stir the mixture well so the flavors can mix properly.

To make the mixture thicker, you can add in some corn starch and bring it to a boil. You have to boil the mixture to remove the starchy flavor and texture. Alternatively, you can continue cooking the sauce over low-medium heat to evaporate the water and thicken the sauce.

Adjusting the texture

The texture of your raspberry sauce depends on how much you break down the raspberries. If you stir it minimally, the raspberry will stay intact (or in larger pieces) and create a textured sauce.

But, if you strain the sauce, it will have virtually no texture. So, play around with what you like and even try combining a fine texture with a few chunks of cooked raspberries.

Adjusting the flavor

To make your sauce sweeter, simply add more sugar or a sugar substitute. But, to make it less sweet, you will have to dilute it with water or balance it with some more lemon juice.

Always start by adding less sugar to prevent over-sweetening the sauce.

Wrapping Things Up – How To Make Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake?

Hopefully, you now know exactly how to make raspberry sauce for cheesecake using our helpful guide. As you can see, you don’t even need a recipe! If you loved this tutorial, let us know in the comments below, and go check out some of our other cheesecake topping recipes!

Read more about Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix – 3 Easy Ideas To Try.

FAQs

What is raspberry sauce made of?

Raspberry sauce don't need a lot of ingredients. It can be made using fresh or frozen raspberries, water to adjust the consistency, sugar to add sweetness, and lemon juice to balance the flavors. That's it really!

How do you cook raspberries?

To cook raspberries, simply add them to a pot while stirring continuously to help prevent them from burning. You can add some water to help soften them and make the sauce runnier.

How do you sweeten raspberries?

To sweeten raspberries, you can add any type of sweetener. The easier is to add granulated white or brown sugar. But, you can also add honey, syrups, molasses, or artificial sugars. Remember, whichever sweetener you add will also alter the flavor of the sauce, not only the sweetness.

Raspberry Sauce For Cheesecake

Equipment

  • ColanderKitchen towel
  • Medium saucepan
  • Spoon or fork
  • Blender, optional

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp water, as needed
  • Lemon juice, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Only wash your raspberries right before you are going to cook them. Raspberries should never be washed before being stored. To wash them, simply place the raspberries inside of a colander and place them underneath cold running water.
    Then, once they have been properly rinsed, pour them onto some paper or kitchen towels and allow them to slightly dry. You don't want excess moisture to alter the consistency.
  • To make the sauce, combine the washed raspberries, caster sugar, and 1 teaspoon of water in a medium saucepan. Then, place the mixture over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
    Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the raspberries to simmer. Stir every couple of minutes to prevent the sauce from burning to the pot.
  • To make the sauce, combine the washed raspberries, caster sugar, and 1 teaspoon of water in a medium saucepan. Then, place the mixture over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
    Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the raspberries to simmer. Stir every couple of minutes to prevent the sauce from burning to the pot.