Fresh homemade blueberry sauce ready in 10 minutes!
Transform pancakes, waffles, yogurt or desserts with an easy, homemade blueberry sauce!
The best part about a good blueberry sauce (or syrup) besides an incredible flavor is that it can be made any time of year with either fresh or frozen berries!
Blueberries soften and burst their natural sweet juices into the sauce, while the sauce reduces and into a beautifully thickened syrup. Fresh, sweet and simple to make, a squeeze of lemon juice enhances those sweet berry flavors. It’s so good that even bitter or under-ripe blueberries transform into a sweet, silky sauce!
For an effortless dessert, drizzle it over store-bought pound cake, cheesecake, angel food cake or chocolate mud cake!
HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY SAUCE
It takes less than 10 minutes right on the stove with just a few simple ingredients: blueberries, lemon juice, granulated sugar, pure vanilla extract and a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch dissolved in water).
- Use fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe.
- White granulated sugar, raw sugar, Turbinado sugar or coconut sugar work best.
First, simmer blueberries with the water, sugar, juice and extract. Second, stir in the cornstarch slurry and continue to simmer until thickened. The sauce should coat a metal spoon.
Once your Blueberry Sauce is done, taste test and adjust flavors!
Like a little extra citrus? Squeeze in a little extra lemon juice.
Is your syrup too thick? Thin it out with a little extra water. Add a little at a time.
Like a sweeter sauce? Whisk in additional sugar to your taste and let simmer for a couple of minutes until dissolved.
BLUEBERRY HEALTH BENEFITS
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C. They are known to be a superfood due to many health benefits. Studies show blueberries may help improve skin and circulation when included in a healthy, balanced diet.
- 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
- Combine the blueberries, water, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in a small-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; lower heat and gently simmer.
- Stir in cornstarch slurry. Continue to simmer while stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to thicken and coats the back of a metal spoon.