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Simple Blueberry Sauce (6 Elements)

Juicy blueberries convey their pure sweetness to this fast and straightforward blueberry sauce topping. This makes for a scrumptious crowning glory on so many alternative desserts like cheesecake and ice cream, and turns easy breakfast meals like entire wheat pancakes, oatmeal, and yogurt into one thing particular. You want simply 6 substances (together with water!), and you should utilize both recent or frozen blueberries.

blueberry sauce in jar.

Don’t you simply love a flexible berry sauce topping, that’s as welcome on the breakfast desk as it’s on a dessert? A topping all the time takes desserts to the following stage, each by way of taste and in presentation for serving. I’ve raspberry dessert sauce and strawberry sauce topping… so clearly it’s about time we invite blueberries to the social gathering.

This recipe is similar to the topping I take advantage of on blueberry cream cheese pie, however, effectively, saucier. For that pie topping, you desire a thicker, jammier topping that units up sufficient to remain collectively once you slice into the pie.

For this blueberry sauce topping, you need to have the ability to spoon or pour it on high of a slice of lemon cheesecake, or a dish of ice cream (possibly even blueberry crumble ice cream!). It additionally tastes phenomenal on pancakes & waffles, stirred into yogurt, and spooned over cream cheese French toast casserole. To sum up: blueberry sauce is limitless.

whole wheat pancakes with blueberry sauce topping and piped whipped cream on top.
Blueberry sauce on entire wheat pancakes.

Why You’ll Love This Simple Blueberry Topping

  • Make it with both recent or frozen blueberries
  • Comes collectively on the range in lower than 10 minutes
  • Naturally candy from the berries—add simply 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • So versatile—scrumptious on so many desserts and even breakfast meals
  • Serve heat, chilly, or room temperature—your selection!
  • Freezes effectively, so nice make-ahead recipe

Have you ever ever made my blueberry swirl cheesecake? Right now’s topping is a bit saucier than what you employ for that cheesecake. Almost equivalent style, although.

Seize These 6 Elements:

  1. Water: I take advantage of extra water on this sauce than in comparable recipes on my web site as a result of blueberries don’t actually break down as a lot as, say, raspberries. We would like this to be a pourable/spoonable consistency proper off the warmth.
  2. Cornstarch: This ingredient barely thickens the sauce. You don’t want a lot, however it’s essential to mix it with a bit of liquid earlier than including to the berries, in any other case you’ll have lumps of powdery cornstarch in your completed sauce. Cornstarch is often combined with water to make a “slurry” earlier than utilizing in sauces; see strawberry sauce for instance.
  3. Lemon Juice: The sauce wants *one thing* to stability the berry and sugar, and lemon juice supplies that trace of brightness. Don’t go away it out, or the flavour will fall flat.
  4. Contemporary or Frozen Blueberries: Blueberries are so handy—no peeling, pitting, or chopping required! (That’s why blueberry pie is my #1 selection for a summer time pie.) Once they’re not in season, be at liberty to make use of frozen blueberries. If utilizing frozen, you don’t have to stir/mash the combination as a lot as a result of the blueberries break down simpler.
  5. Sugar: As a result of blueberries are so naturally candy, you solely want a bit of sugar to sweeten this sauce—simply 2 Tablespoons.
  6. Vanilla Extract: Stir in a small splash of vanilla as soon as the sauce comes off the warmth. Vanilla offers the sauce dessert vibes. 😉
ingredients on marble counter including blueberries, water, lemon, cornstarch, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Learn how to Make It

You’ll prepare dinner the combination down on the range. Heat the blueberries and sugar collectively first, and ensure you’re mashing a number of the blueberries along with your spoon or silicone spatula because it heats. That is particularly vital if utilizing recent blueberries. With frozen berries, you gained’t want to interrupt them down fairly as a lot as a result of the thawing liquid is there to assist.

You’re answerable for the thickness and consistency of this blueberry sauce topping—all of it comes all the way down to what number of blueberries you mash whereas the combination cooks.

After 3 minutes, stir within the cornstarch “slurry” comprised of cornstarch, water, and lemon juice. Let that prepare dinner and thicken for a couple of minutes earlier than eradicating from warmth. Then stir within the vanilla.

You’re completed!

blueberry mixture in pot with spoon spooning some out.

The combination thickens because it cools. Off warmth, it’s heat and drippy. After cooling and refrigerating, it thickens into a skinny preserves-like consistency. If desired, you may reheat the blueberry sauce topping to skinny it out.

I adore it heat on ice cream:

blueberry sauce topping spooned over bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Can This Be a Filling for a Layer Cake?

Not as written, no. I haven’t efficiently examined a thicker cake filling model of this but; nonetheless, you may attempt decreasing the water and growing the cornstarch a bit. Or attempt my raspberry cake filling as a substitute.

It might work as a cupcake filling, although! Ensure that it’s utterly cooled earlier than filling.

Makes use of for Blueberry Sauce Topping

Can I bake this in desserts? Sure, you may bake this in desserts. For instance, you may swap the raspberry swirl in these white chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars with this blueberry sauce (no have to pressure, simply swirl the chunky sauce into the cheesecake filling). You can additionally skip the apples on this apple crumb cake and add a layer of blueberry sauce beneath the crumb topping; and swap in blueberry sauce for the jam in these raspberry streusel bars and this raspberry twist bread.

lemon cheesecake with whipped cream and blueberry sauce on top
You’ll adore it on this lemon cheesecake.


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