Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce for Fresh Fruit

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A delicious sauce spooned over fresh fruit. Try spooning over fruit topped poundcake as well. I found this recipe on the evaporated milk can.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan.
  2. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
  3. Cookover medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and slightly thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and remove cinnamon sticks; stir in vanilla.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours until well chilled.
  6. Arrange fruit in serving dishes.
  7. Top with sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
  8. Refrigerate leftover sauce up to 4 days.


Most Helpful

I would say 3 1/2 stars. I thought there was too much cinnamon flavour (and I usually love cinnamon) but it seemed to be overpowering on the fruit. I would definitely try this again and reduce the spice. Nice texture. Thx for posting.

mums the word January 28, 2008

Reviewing this for ZWT3 (U.S. Regional Cooking) ... I liked the flavor very much; it didn't overwhelm the fresh strawberries, but added a lovely, gentle sweetness. But the texture was a little too cornstarch-y for my tastes. Gotta love the facxt that if you use fat-free evaporated milk, you've got a really friendly recipe!

KLHquilts May 30, 2007

Delish! By using Splenda and fat free evaporated this makes a most diabetic friendly sauce that would be good on almost everything. Very quick and easy, it was made in a few mins, and when it cools it's the perfect sauce consistency. I love it's ivory color too. Thank you hon for a lovely treat that is oh so legal and versatile.

Annacia January 29, 2007

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