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Blackberry Five Spice Sauce

This sweet-and-spicy Asian sauce is delicious with grilled pork tenderloin, chicken or duck.

Blackberry Five Spice Sauce


  • ¼ cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups (420 g) blackberries
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 3 Tablespoons (60 g) date syrup, or honey, or taste
  • ½ cup (120 ml) olive oil


  1. Place vinegar, blackberries, cinnamon, five-spice powder, peppercorns, and date syrup into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed.
  3. Blend for 4-5 minutes, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  4. Reduce speed to 3 and remove lid plug. Slowly pour oil into the container, allowing it to emulsify. Secure lid plug and blend an additional 10 seconds.

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