triple berry dessert sauce

1 pint raspberries

1 pint blackberries

1 lb strawberries--hulled and cut in half

juice of 1 lime

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 oz cassis

place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low until the berries are soft and the sugar is melted.  the strawberries may take a bit longer to soften than the raspberries or blackberries. if you find this happening, just turn the burner off and allow the berries to sit in the warm juice for 10 minutes or so, the strawberries will continue to soften from the residual heat.

allow to cool to warm. spoon over ice cream or a slab of shortcake. refrigerate whats left. will keep about 5 days.