What is Wojape? Wojape is simply a mixed berry sauce with endless possibilities for delicious uses. You can use any mix of berries wild and local. Sean Sherman recalls the sauce simmering on his mother’s stove as he grew up. In my sauce, I mixed together blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. All of them were locally sourced. This is a really easy recipe to put together and it makes the kitchen smell delicious. This sauce can be used for savoury or sweet meals. This sauce is drizzled atop Indigenous Tacos and dolloped atop a corn cake for a delicious and authentic dessert. You can make this sauce as sweet or tangy as you want depending on how you are going to use it. I like to keep it slightly tangy because I can balance it out with the sweet whipping cream of a pavlova, or pancakes.
I also used this sauce on a couple of “Indigenous Inspired” recipes such as Mixed Berry Oatmeal Bars and Summer Mixed Berry and Peach Pavlova. This sauce would also be delicious overtop of pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, rich meats and toast. This recipe reminds me of the fruit crisps my mom would make during the year. Berries were always my favourite fruit to have in a crisp. This is a perfect sauce to put together in the summer when the berries are in season. It would be wonderful served on ice-cream throughout the year. Simply make the sauce and store in freezer until desired time of use.
A mixed berry sauce delicious served on sweet and savoury dishes.
- 6 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries etc.)
- 1-1 1/2 cup water
- maple syrup to taste
Place water and berries in a large saucepan. Over low heat allow the mixture to simmer and cook. Cook until the mixture is thick. Once thick, season with maple syrup to taste.