Blackberry Brandy Sauce
10 oz frozen blackberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons blackberry brandy
1 tablespoon sugar if needed
Place all the ingredients minus the sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until the frozen berries are thawed and broken up. Put the mixture into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Be careful because the heat of the liquid can cause the top of the blender to pop off spraying blackberry sauce all over the kitchen. Please keep a hand on
the blender while whirring. Taste. The liquor adds sweetness but the sauce shouldn’t be unusually sweet. Sometime different berries are more tart than others so if you need the sugar add it now and pulse into the mixture. Pour through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. Press all the liquid out with a spatula. This step is necessary otherwise the seeds will ruin the texture of the final product. Discard the seeds and refrigerate until needed. Spoon over individual slices of cheesecake.
This sauce is also phenomenal over good vanilla ice cream.