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Fresh Raspberry Sauce

This raspberry sauce recipe by Chef John is easy to make, refreshingly delicious, and perfect for topping ice cream, cheesecake, or chocolate cake!
Makes:12 servings


  • 1½ pounds fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, or more to taste


Prep:5 mCook:5 mReady:55 m
  1. Combine raspberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until raspberries break down, sugar dissolves, and sauce is heated through, 3 to 7 minutes.
  2. Press sauce through a fine-mesh strainer to remove seeds. Cool to room temperature; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 45 minutes.

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