Blueberry Sauce

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This easy Blueberry Sauce recipe is a delicious topper for waffles, cheesecakes and so much more! Made with juicy blueberries and fresh lemon juice, this crave-worthy sauce comes together in minutes.

A Spoon Scooping Out Some Homemade Blueberry Sauce From a Jar

Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Nothing brings out the flavor of blueberries like a sweet and citrusy homemade blueberry sauce. This recipe makes the best one ever! The lemon juice not only adds a pop of zest, but it also preserves the blueberries and helps the sauce last longer.

I love keeping a jar of homemade blueberry sauce in the fridge for topping breakfasts and desserts all month long. You can serve it hot or cold and adjust the consistency to your liking. If you like blueberries, you need this simple condiment in your life!

A Jar of Blueberry Sauce with a Metal Spoon Inside

What You’ll Need

This blueberry sauce recipe is super convenient. It uses just a handful of ingredients, all of which you likely have on hand!

  • Water: You’ll need half a cup plus one extra tablespoon.
  • Cornstarch: To thicken the sauce.
  • Sugar: This brings out the blueberry flavor and sweetens up your sauce.
  • Lemon Juice: Use fresh rather than bottled lemon juice.
  • Blueberries: You’ll need about 2 cups.

How to Make Blueberry Sauce

This sauce simmers to perfection on the stove, and it’s ready to go in minutes. Here’s what you’ll have to do:

  1. Combine Cornstarch & Water: In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of water and the cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. Heat Sugar, Lemon Juice & Remaining Water: Combine the sugar, remaining 1/2 cup of water and lemon juice in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Heat the mixture until the sugar is melted.
  3. Add Blueberries: Add the blueberries and continue to cook. Let the blueberries start to soften and release their juices.
  4. Add Cornstarch Mixture: When the blueberry juices have released and the mixture is starting to look more sauce-like, add the cornstarch mixture.
  5. Heat Until Thickened: Continue cooking and remove from heat when the sauce begins to thicken and can coat the back of a metal spoon. You can always thin out the sauce with a little bit of water if it gets too thick.
  6. Enjoy! Serve the sauce warm over pancakes, waffles, cheesecakes, etc, or refrigerate for later use.
A Close-Up Shot of Homemade Blueberry Sauce in a Glass Jar Next to a Few Fresh Blueberries

Tips for Success

As easily as this sauce comes together, it can’t hurt to have a few additional tips. Take note of these recipe suggestions:

  • Rinse & Dry Blueberries: Be sure to rinse and dry your berries before making this sauce. The washing removes any dirt and the drying prevents excess water from entering the sauce. You can use frozen blueberries as long as they’re thawed, rinsed and dried.
  • Don’t Crush the Berries: When you stir in the cornstarch mixture, avoid crushing the softened blueberries in the process.
  • Adjust Consistency: The longer you leave your sauce simmering once the cornstarch mixture has been added, the thicker it will get. I like to remove mine from the heat once it can coat the back of a metal spoon, but you can make it thinner or thicker, if desired. If it ends up too thick, you can stir in a little water to thin it back out.
  • Add Lemon Zest: Want to boost the citrus flavor in this blueberry sauce recipe? Go ahead and add in some fresh lemon zest!
A Glass Jar of Blueberry Sauce in Front of a Bowl of Fresh Blueberries

Ways to Use Blueberry Sauce

There are so many yummy ways to incorporate this blueberry sauce into other dishes. Here are some of my favorite things to serve it with!

  • Pair with Yogurt: This blueberry sauce makes an amazing topping or mix-in for your morning yogurt!
  • Serve over Pancakes: Try drizzling this sweet sauce over Homemade Pancakes or Fluffy Waffles. Yum!
  • Pair with Cheesecake: A traditional New York Style Cheesecake is served with raspberry sauce, but I absolutely love topping it with blueberry sauce as well.
  • Serve with Oatmeal: A warm bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh homemade blueberry sauce? Yes, please!
  • Add to a Trifle: Made with pudding, cubes of angel food cake and plenty of fresh berries, this Triple Berry Trifle is even more irresistible with a blueberry sauce topping.
  • Serve with Cake: This sauce would go great on the side of this Angel Food Cake.

How to Store

This condiment should be stored in an airtight jar or container in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to a month, even if the blueberries you used were starting to get old. How convenient! If you want to warm up your sauce after it’s been refrigerated, you can easily do so in the microwave.

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A Spoon Scooping Out Some Homemade Blueberry Sauce From a Jar
Recipe

Blueberry Sauce

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy Blueberry Sauce recipe is a delicious topper for waffles, cheesecakes and so much more! Made with juicy blueberries and fresh lemon juice, this crave-worthy sauce comes together in minutes.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp water, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp (78g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups (277g) blueberries

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of water and the cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. Combine the sugar, remaining 1/2 cup of water and lemon juice in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Heat the mixture until the sugar is melted.
  3. Add the blueberries and continue to cook. Let the blueberries start to soften and release their juices.
  4. When the blueberry juices have released and the mixture is starting to look more sauce-like, add the cornstarch mixture.
  5. Continue cooking and remove from heat when the sauce begins to thicken and can coat the back of a metal spoon.
  6. Serve the sauce warm over pancakes, waffles, cheesecakes, etc or refrigerate until ready to use later.

Notes

Makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce.

Keywords: blueberry topping for cheesecake, blueberry sauce for pancakes, blueberry compote

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    1. Lindsay

      I’m not sure, I haven’t actually used pectin before. If you’re familiar with using it, I’m sure it would be fine.

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