Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry or Strawberry Filling

Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry or Strawberry Filling
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  • 3Servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking granulated tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


In a small bowl, mash 1 cup berries with the lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar; stir in the tapioca and let stand for 15 minutes.

In a heavy, medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the berry mixture and remaining 1/3 cup sugar and cook, stirring often, until hot, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining berries and bring to a boil, stirring often, for 3 minutes; lower the heat, cover and simmer, stirring often, until the tapioca is tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool.