1cup frozen Marion berries or other Blackberries (or 1/2 pint fresh, rinsed, and drained)
2tablespoons red wine vinegar
2tablespoonscorn syrupdark or light
1pinch crushed red pepper flakes
3/4teaspoon Pimenton de la Vera (see note)
3/4teaspoon coarse salt
1/4teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
11/2 teaspoons unsalted butter (optional)
Puree all the ingredients in a food processor. Transfer to a small saucepan and simmer for one hour, or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Let cool and store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Note: Pimenton de la Vera is smoked Spanish paprika. Find it at markets that carry a wide selection of gourmet foods. Also, look in the “Mexican foods” section of your local supermarket for a fine substitute, just look for “pimenton” on the paprika pack. Thanks to lotusfather for sharing this recipe.