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Drunken Raspberries


When fresh berries are used in combination with a sweeter port or liqueur, along with a touch of French vanilla, magic is made. In the presence of acidity and alcohol, berries slowly begin to break down. This helps make this sweet compote the perfect pairing with bitter chocolate, a balance to the richness of a cheesecake or simply a wonderful topping for your favorite non-dairy ice cream.
  • Serves: 3 cups
  • Active Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Dessert

Preparing the Dessert
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup port (for no–alcohol version substitute pomegranate juice)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 3 tbsp liquid sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


Combine the berries and port in a medium mixing bowl. Add the lime juice along with the sweetener, vanilla and salt and gently toss to combine. You want the berries to remain intact.

Allow to sit sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour, gently tossing occasionally. You want the berries to absorb and marry all the flavors.

Transfer to the refrigerator and allow to chill before serving. Serve with any chocolate recipe.


  • Liliane A
    Liliane A
    Hello I have been using pie filling to top the cheesecake..Was wondering to ask before I try this...How would this be different in taste and texture? Thank you
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    The drunken berries come out more loosey and juicy in texture, as there is no thickener added to stabilize the juices. It works great over ice cream, too! Any leftovers can be incorporated into a smoothie.
  • Elsi D
    Elsi D
    hello, how can I substitute the liquor? thank you
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Elsi. You can use pomegranate juice or even citrus juice like orange or lemon. Enjoy. Lauren

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