Ina Garten has created the best "sure thing" recipes. Her cookbooks are easy to follow and all of your creations are guaranteed to be delicious. In her family style cookbook she has a recipe for stewed berries (page 148) . This has become one of my families favorite desserts. A friend of mine served the stewed berries over ice cream a few months ago. I have not stopped making them since. I double the recipe so that I always have an extra container on hand. Currently the berries are so sweet that I only need to add a 1/2 cup of sugar. You can serve this over ice cream or poundcake.The recipe is as follows: 3 1/2 pints of fresh raspberries
2 1/2 pints of fresh blueberries
1 1/2 cups of sugar
Combine 2 1/2 pints of raspberries, all the blueberries, sugar and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes. Take off the heat and add remaining raspberries. Serve warm on ice cream. I also sometimes add blackberries.
This is certainly going to be one of my Fourth of July desserts. X