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Blueberry Sauce Recipe (Blueberry Topping)

This Homemade Blueberry Sauce is sweet, syrupy, and loaded with juicy blueberries. If you’re looking to elevate your breakfasts, desserts, or even savory dishes with a touch of summer sweetness, you have to try this easy and delightful homemade Blueberry Sauce.
Watch my video tutorial and see how you can make this sauce in just 10 minutes.
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Blueberry Sauce RecipeI’ve been making my own blueberry sauce for years, from my early blogging days when I put it on my Blueberry Cheesecake. It’s the best way I know to elevate a dessert.
You’re going to love this sauce, and want to pick as many fresh blueberries as you can this summer (freeze some for later; frozen blueberries totally work for this recipe). As the berries cook, they release their juices, creating a rich, jammy base.
Whether you drizzle it over a stack of fluffy Pancakes, swirl it into cool, creamy yogurt, or spoon it over a decadent slice of Cheesecake, this homemade blueberry topping brings a beautiful balance of tart and sweet that complements a variety of dishes. If you don’t have time to bake a Blueberry Pie, you can fix that craving with blueberry sauce instead.
Blueberry Sauce Video
Watch how easy it is to make this irresistible Blueberry Topping. It’s quick to prepare in under 10 minutes, making it a perfect go-to for both busy mornings and elegant dessert presentations. Ready to add a pop of color and flavor to your meals? Let’s get cooking!
Ingredients for Blueberry SauceMade with four simple ingredients (if you don’t count water), this recipe ensures you get the full blueberry experience in every bite.
  • Blueberries – The star ingredient provides the main flavor, color, and texture of this blueberry sauce. 
  • Lemon juice – The acidity in lemons enhances the natural flavor of the blueberries, balances the sweetness, and provides a fresh, bright taste to the sauce. 
  • Sugar – Creates the syrupy consistency as it blends with the berry juices. It sweetens the sauce, balancing the natural tartness of the blueberries and lemon juice.
  • Cornstarch – Thickens the sauce, giving it a smooth, glossy consistency that coats the blueberries.
  • Water – Helps dissolve the sugar and cornstarch creating a smooth mixture. VariationsThere are numerous ways you can customize this blueberry sauce recipe depending on your taste or dish. Here are a few ideas:

    • Add grated lemon or orange zest for an extra citrusy zip and a sparkle of color.
    • Add a splash of Vanilla Extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon for warm dessert aromas.
    • Swap the lemon juice for balsamic vinegar to brush this sauce onto pork or chicken.
    • Experiment with different sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar for alternative flavor profiles.
    How to Make Blueberry Sauce
  • Prepare the Base – In a medium saucepan, stir together the water, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Once the cornstarch is dissolved, set the saucepan over medium heat and continue stirring until the mixture starts to thicken, or about 1 minute.
  • Cook the Blueberries – Add the blueberries to the saucepan and stir gently as they simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the berries release some of their juices and turn syrupy.
  • Cool and Serve – Remove the pan from the heat and let the blueberry sauce cool to room temperature. Once cooled, transfer the sauce to an airtight container or mason jar and refrigerate until ready to serve. Pro Tip: Cornstarch will clump if you add it to a hot liquid. To avoid this issue, be sure to mix and dissolve the cornstarch with the cold liquids before setting them over the heat.

  • How to Choose the Best BlueberriesBlueberries are typically at their peak during the summer months, from late spring to early fall, depending on your region. This is the prime time to indulge in locally grown, fresh blueberries bursting with flavor.
    Look for blueberries that are deep, rich, and dark blue-purple in color, indicating ripeness. Avoid berries that are green or red, as they are likely underripe. The berries should feel firm and plump to the touch. While larger blueberries tend to be juicier and sweeter, don’t overlook smaller varieties—they can also be packed with fantastic flavor, so focus more on color and texture.
    Serve Blueberry Sauce WithOnce you try this irresistible blend of thick, sweet syrup and vibrant blueberries, you’ll be hooked. Plus, it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up, making it a convenient go-to any time of the year, whether you’re using fresh or frozen berries. Here are our favorite ways to serve this:
    • Breakfast topping – over Pancakes, Dutch Babies, or Waffles, combine it with cream cheese for French Toast, or use it as a filling in homemade Crepes.
    • Stir it into your morning yogurt or even in your oatmeal or Overnight Oats.
    • Drizzle it on top of cakes such as Cheesecake, Pavlova or pound cake.
    • Dessert Topping – spoon it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Panna Cotta.
    • As a sauce alongside a charcuterie board featuring cheeses like brie, gruyere, goat cheese, gouda, and white cheddar with sliced Sourdough Bread.
  • To Refrigerate: Cool the sauce until it reaches room temperature, then transfer it to a covered container or mason jar and refrigerate for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Freezing: Once cooled, transfer the sauce to freezer-safe containers or freezer zip bags. Leave some space at the top of the container or bag to allow for expansion as the sauce freezes.
  • To Reheat: When you’re ready to use the sauce, you can thaw it in the refrigerator overnight or gently reheat it on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally until it’s heated through. I don’t know about you, but I’m a complete sucker for a good sauce. They can really elevate a dish from plain to spectacular with just a simple drizzle of homemade goodness. If you haven’t tapped into homemade sauces yet, you’re in for a treat!

  • Be sure to check out our delicious Strawberry Sauce, tangy Cranberry Sauce, indulgent Caramel Sauce, and sweet Cherry Sauce (it tastes just like the filling for Cherry Pie!). Each one is guaranteed to add that perfect touch to your favorite dishes.