Melba Sauce

Yup! Nicole is right. I like to finish my meals with fruit. However, I allow myself to indulge in something sweet once in a while and her rich, creamy and delicious cheesecake is my exception to the rule. Just to keep the fruit in the equation, I like to complement her cheesecake with some Melba Sauce.

Now, I know I’m going straight to the guillottine with this recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ but what’s life without taking a little risk? The Melba sauce is indeed a French masterpiece. It was created by the famous French chef August Escoffier to honor the Australian soprano Nellie Melba at the end of the 19th century. I can totally see the frowning foreheads of our French readers (led by my French teacher) asking themselves: has she lost her mind?

Well, I tell you what: of course I do not have Escoffier’s recipe nor has any French ever taught me how to make this gorgeous sauce, but I’m a huge believer in constructive criticism. Therefore, I invite you all (regardless of your citizenship) to comment, correct and/or complete my recipe as you see fit!

After all, what are bloggers for? ๐Ÿ˜‰


1 cup fresh raspberries
1 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
1/8 Tsp lemon juice


Rinse the raspberries with water, put them in a strainer over a bowl and let them drain fully.

Transfer the raspberries, the sugar and the lemon juice in a blender or a food processor and blend until you obtain a creamy mixture.

Place a small strainer over a soup bowl. Pour some of the raspberry mixture in the strainer and, with the back of a spoon, push the mixture through the strainer so that the seeds remain in the strainer. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the raspberry mixture.

Pour the sauce in a little pitcher and serve it.

Et voilร , simple et dรฉlicieuse! Vive la France! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Francesca Post author

      Thank you so much for you flattering words! You can check my Thanksgiving table out if you want. The next posts will have a “Christmas flavor” and I’ll publish my Christmas table on Christmas Eve. Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Francesca Post author

      Thank you so much! Just make sure to make enough sauce for your cake. The quantities in the recipe serve two (maybe three) slices.

      PS: What do you want me to call you: Chiara or Kiara? ๐Ÿ™‚