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Akram's Ideas: Fresh Raspberry Puree

Fresh Raspberry Puree

A few years ago I made some really great Raspberry Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentines. I got a lot of compliments on the cupcakes, but the only problem is I forgot to write down the recipe and haven’t made them since.

So, when a few weeks ago my sister asked me to make cupcakes for my niece’s 2nd birthday and since it’s so close to Valentine’s I decided to go ahead attempt to make these delicious Raspberry Red Velvet Cupcakes and this time write down the recipe.

Pureeing the Raspberries

Before making these delicious cupcakes I needed to make fresh raspberry puree.

Akram's Ideas: Fresh Raspberry Puree
I love the color of raspberries

This puree can be used as both an ingredient in baking or as a sauce topping on other treats. I especially think it would be great on top of lemon sherbet or maybe waffles with a little cool whip.

Akram's Ideas: Fresh Raspberry Puree - ingredients
The ingredients are pretty simple

Okay so how do you make this raspberry puree? Actually it’s pretty simple.

Fresh Raspberry Puree
Fresh homemade raspberry puree. Perfect for using in recipes or as a fruit topping over treats like lemon sherbet or waffles.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups (32 oz) Raspberry
  2. ¼ cup of water
  3. ¼ cup of sugar (or Splenda)
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry your raspberries before getting started.
  2. In a large saucepan on high heat add water and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and add sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add raspberries and let simmer, stirring occasionally to reduce the raspberries.
  5. Once the mixture is to your liking, place in blender and puree into a sauce.
  6. Use a strainer to pour the puree into, this will catch the raspberry seeds. The sauce should keep in the fridge about a week in an airtight container.
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Akram's Ideas: Fresh Raspberry Puree
Raspberry cooking into a sauce like constancy

The recipe yields about 2 cups of puree, which can be stored up to a week in the fridge in an airtight container. Basically this method of making raspberry puree is similar to how I make my cinnamon apples for applesauce.

Akram's Ideas: Fresh Raspberry Puree - strain
After blending strain the puree to catch the seeds

Now that I had the raspberry puree I could start work on the Raspberry Red Velvet Cupcakes. Stay tuned for the next post to read that story.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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