Yield: 9 Servings

Wojapi Sauce Recipe

wojapi sauce in white bowl with serving spoon

Wojapi sauce is a Native American recipe for simple berry sauce that is cooked down until thick. Served sweet or tart, this is a perfect addition to any sweet dessert or savory meal. This recipe is part of the “Eat Like A Princess - Pocahontas” Dinner Series.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 cups mixed berries (all one kind or a mix of chokeberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and/or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup or honey


  1. Wash the berries.
  2. Place the berries in a medium saucepan, along with the 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Simmer, stirring frequetly, until the berries have mostly broken down and formed a thick sauce. This could take 20-30 minutes depending on your berries.
  4. Taste the sauce to see how much, if any, sweetener you need to add.
  5. Serve warm, or allow to cool before using.


*Notes on Berries - you can use a combination of berries or all one kind.

*Notes on Sweetnening: You can use either maple syrup or honey to sweeten the wojapi. After cooking taste if it is sweet enough, and then add 1 TBSP at a time until it is as sweet as you want. I have listed 2 TBSP, but if you want to go sweeter, go for it!

*Notes on Storage - Once cool, you can store this in a glass air-tight container for up to 1 week in the fridge.

*Notes on Cooking - Warning - berries stain! If you use a wooden spoon or light colored tools, the berry juice will stain it red. Same goes for counter tops, fingers, kids shirts, you know... Be careful!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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