Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  56
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  1 mg
  • Potassium  74 mg
  • Phosphorus  10 mg
  • Calcium  14 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

Blackberry Sauce

Looking for a sweet, low-potassium fruit treat to top waffles, pancakes and angel food cake? Try scrumptious and kidney-friendly Blackberry Sauce made with delicious fresh or frozen blackberries. Created by the DaVita renal dietitian team, Blackberry Sauce perks up breakfast or dessert.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 1/4 cup


  • 5 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


    1. Crush berries then combine with 1 cup water and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil.
    2. Combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Mix well and stir into blackberry mixture. Cook 1 minute over medium high heat to thicken sauce, stirring constantly.
    3. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use fresh or frozen blackberries.
  • Serve Blackberry Sauce over angel food cake, sponge cake, pancakes or waffles.
  • Sugar substitute may be used to replace sugar. Carbohydrate is reduced to 6 grams per serving; carbohydrate choice is reduced to 1/2.

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Blackberry Sauce

cats says:


Can this recipe also be converted into a cranberry sauce using cranberries instead of blackberries? Moderator comment: Yes but I suggest leaving out the cornstarch. Cranberries are naturally high in pectin so the cornstarch is not needed. You may need to play with the cooking time because if cooked too long your sauce will develop gelatin-like consistency like canned cranberry sauce.

Nov. 08, 2012, 9:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

Blackberry Sauce

Mctree11 says:


Made with raspberries for topping on Old Fashion Waffles. Used Splenda granular sugar....Easy to make. Tasty.

Jul. 26, 2012, 4:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

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