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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


  • 60 ml (¼ cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 420 g (3 cups) blackberries
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 50 g (¼ cup) granulated sugar, or Date Syrup to taste
  • 120 ml (½ cup) olive oil


  1. Place vinegar, blackberries, cinnamon, spices, and sugar into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 5-6 minutes until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
  5. Reduce speed to Variable 5 and remove the lid plug.
  6. Pour olive oil through the lid plug opening. Blend an additional 20 seconds


Serve with grilled pork tenderloin, chicken or duck. Chinese five-spice sauce can be found in the Asian foods section of better grocers.

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