9 Sauce Recipes to Brighten Your Campsite Meals

Raspberry Cream Sauce

Serve this sweet, no-cook sauce recipe over plain cake, crumbled muffins, cookies or instant chocolate pudding.

1 pint sour cream (2 cups)
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1/4 cup fruit juice or raspberry liqueur
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts

Makes about 3 cups
Whisk sour cream, jam and liquid until well blended. Fold in remaining ingredients, adding more or less to taste. Chill and stir before serving.

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Crunchy Caramel Sauce

This is a simple sauce that can be cooked in a microwave or double boiler over the fire. Unwrapping the caramels is a good task for little helpers.

2 tablespoons water
30 caramel candies (such as Kraft caramels), unwrapped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (or other nut butter)

Makes about 1 cup
Put water in a microwave safe bowl or the top bowl of a double boiler, add caramels and stir often until the caramels melt. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter and spoon warm sauce over biscuits, pound cake, ice cream and sliced bananas.

Divine Divan Sauce

Chicken Divan is a dish made with boneless breast of chicken topped with steamed broccoli and smothered in sauce. Here's a sauce recipe for the campsite version of this classic meal.  

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons dry sherry

Makes about 2-1/2 cups
Whisk soup and milk over low heat, stirring in ginger and sherry. Heat through. Assemble the cooked chicken and broccoli. Finally, add a side of rice or noodles and spoon sauce over the entire plate.

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Basic White Sauce

Use plain white sauce to make creamed chicken, vegetables or eggs. Or, add a few more ingredients to pair the sauce with nearly any dish. For example, add minced parsley or nutmeg for meatballs, tomato paste for meatloaf, orange marmalade for grilled duck breast or grated cheese for macaroni and cheese.

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2/3 cup water
1 small can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
Water, milk or white wine

Makes 1-1/2 cups.
White sauce requires gentle heat and a patient hand. Melt butter over low heat and stir in flour to make a paste. Stir constantly and gradually add water, then the evaporated milk until it boils and thickens. Add more liquid, one tablespoon at a time, to thin the sauce to taste.

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