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Lemon Blueberry Sauce

This is a delicious lemon blueberry sauce to serve on cheesecake, yogurt, waffles, ice cream and more! Bonus: it can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries!

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This lemon blueberry sauce is a great basic condiment to have on hand for sweet cravings or the need for a last minute, simple dessert. Or just to add a little brightness to a dish. If blueberries aren’t in season, no worries! Just use frozen berries instead.

This, like so many other pantry and fridge staple favorites, is so simple to make at home yourself, there is no need to experiment with store bought blueberry sauces or toppings.

Blueberry Sauce Ingredients

For this lemon blueberry sauce recipe, you’ll need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Granulated sugar
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Blueberry Sauce

To make this easy blueberry sauce, simply add all the ingredients into a saucepan, using only half the blueberries to begin with. Cook until the mixture has thickened, then stir in the remaining blueberries.

The entire process will take around 4 to 5 minutes, so you can easily whip this up at a moment’s notice!

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Tips for Making Blueberry Sauce

You can substitute other berries in this recipe, such as strawberries (chopped), raspberries, or blackberries.

And if you prefer to keep it more plain, you can leave out the lemon juice and zest. Or, if you’d like a stronger lemon taste just add additional zest.

Note that this blueberry sauce will last for up to a week in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.

How Should I Serve Blueberry Sauce?

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy lemon blueberry sauce that I’m sure you’ll find yourself making it often. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy it, plus some links for recipe inspiration.

Blueberry Sauce With Breakfast

Blueberry Sauce is a great alternative to syrup for many breakfast recipes and serves as a great, fruity sweetener. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy blueberry sauce with breakfast.

1. Make a parfait with Homemade Yogurt
2. Serve on top of Healthier Whole Wheat Waffles
3. Stir into Overnight Steel Cut Oats
4. Pour over a stack of 5 Grain Pancakes with Flax
5. In place of syrup for Mini German Pancakes

Blueberry Sauce With Dessert

Blueberries and lemon taste delicious with many different desserts. Here are a few of my favorite blueberry combos for dessert:

6. Pour over Coconut Milk Lemon Sherbet
7. Garnish an individual Pavlova with Lemon Curd
8. Fold inside Easy Dessert Crepes with Ricotta
9. Serve alongside Lemon Cloud Tart
10. Top a Panna Cotta with a spoonful

More Blueberry Recipes:

These Blueberry Smoothie Pops use just three simple ingredients. They’re so refreshing on hot days!

Need a patriotic dessert? These Red, White, and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bites are adorable and so easy to make!

This Almond Blueberry Lemon Curd Coffee Cafe is topped with the most incredible streusel topping. Perfect for special summer breakfasts!

If you thought you needed an ice cream maker to prepare ice cream, think again! This Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is a no-churn recipe, and it’s so delicious.

Have you ever made blueberry sauce? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?

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Lemon Blueberry Sauce

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a delicious lemon blueberry sauce to serve on cheesecake, yogurt, waffles, ice cream and more!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided*
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice**
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add the cornstarch and sugar. Whisk together.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of the blueberries, the lemon juice, zest, vanilla and salt.
  3. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Stir in the remaining blueberries and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

  • *You can substitute other berries in this recipe, such as strawberries (chopped), raspberries, or blackberries.
  • **If you prefer to keep it more plain, you can leave out the lemon juice and zest. Or, if you'd like a stronger lemon taste just add additional zest.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 0g

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Dana

Tuesday 12th of May 2015

This recipe is great! I tried it this weekend as I was craving something blueberry-lemon flavored. I ended up using it as a topping for lemon poppyseed pancakes and a simple vanilla cheesecake! Yum! http://waters-edge.blogspot.com/2015/05/making-things-bagels-cheese-and-other.html

Tuppence

Friday 27th of May 2011

I made this with raspberries, then mixed it in with a batch of whipped cream and used the resulting frothy, lightweight frosting to ice my lemon buttermilk cupcakes. Oh, so good! The lemony tang complemented the lemon in the cupcakes, and it was fruity rather than sugary, which I like in an icing. I'm betting you could also whip this into a great cream cheese frosting. Thanks for the recipe!

Jan Norris

Sunday 15th of May 2011

I'm making this to go on my lemon pecan pancakes this morning - thanks for the recipe! (Here's recipe for lemon pecan pancakes, by the way: http://www.jannorris.com/kids-cooking/lemon-pecan-pancake/

Jill @ Dulce Dough

Saturday 14th of May 2011

I am going to give this a try! Besides the recipe, thank you for all the great ways to enjoy it!

Happy When Not Hungry

Thursday 12th of May 2011

This looks beautiful! This would make a cute gift too. Definitely will try this!