This easy blueberry sauce requires only 3 ingredients and is so quick to make. I love using this delicious homemade blueberry sauce to top cheesecake, pancakes, French toast, or any dessert or breakfast that goes well with a fruit sauce.
Why You'll Love This
Making easy fruit sauces and drinks with fresh in-season berries and fruit is the best. If you have tried my berry sauce, blackberry puree, bramble cocktail or cherry bbq sauce then you know this already 🙂
What I love most about this recipe is that you only need 3 ingredients to make it: fresh blueberries, sugar, and lemon (the juice and zest). This recipe does not need any cornstarch and uses the natural pectin in the lemon to thicken up the sauce.
It is the easiest blueberry sauce to make and is very delicious. It is the perfect recipe when you have an abundance of blueberries to use up when blueberries are in season.
I love using this delicious sauce to top my classic cheesecake, and mini cheesecakes, if I am making desserts. For breakfast, it makes a great topping for ricotta pancakes, brioche french toast, or any other dessert or breakfast that goes well with a fruit sauce.
You could also use frozen blueberries if you want to make this sauce throughout the year.
Ingredients you will need
- Fresh blueberries. You can also use frozen blueberries for this recipe.
- Granulated Sugar
- Lemon (the juice and the zest).
Three simple ingredients to make this delicious blueberry sauce. I told you this one was really easy!
Making this 3 ingredient blueberry sauce
- Add Fresh blueberries to a medium saucepan.
- Add lemon juice, sugar, and lemon zest.
- Bring to a simmer.
- Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the blueberries begin to break down and the sauce looks a little thicker.
The sauce while it is cooking will still look a little thin. It will thicken up as it cools so don't worry.
If you want a really thick sauce, just cook the blueberries a little longer until they almost completely break down. I prefer a bit of the whole blueberries in the sauce.
I also like the sauce to be slightly thick but still viscous, which is what this recipe makes.
How to use this sauce
There are so many ways to use this delicious homemade blueberry sauce. Here are some of my favorites below.
- As a topping for my homemade ricotta pancakes.
- As a grown-up topping to an open-face PB&J sandwich.
- Over ice cream!
- As a topping for cheesecake. I love adding this to my mini cheesecake bites
- Add them to your overnight oats or morning oatmeal.
- Add it to cottage cheese dip or whipped cottage cheese for a special treat.
- I like to use this in place of the strawberry topping in my strawberry cheesecake recipe.
- Pair it with a caramelized brie for an elegant appetizer.
- Can you freeze blueberry sauce? Yes. Just place it in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 2 months.
- How long will it last in the fridge? I have had success storing this for up to one week in the fridge.
- Can this blueberry sauce be served hot? Absolutely. After it has had time to set up, just place the blueberry sauce in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a paper towel (to prevent splatter in the microwave.) Heat the sauce gently until just warmed through. Be careful when heating the sauce because the sugar in the sauce gets very hot.
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3 Ingredient Blueberry Sauce
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large lemon zested, squeezed and juiced
- In a small sauce pan add all of the ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat.1 pint fresh blueberries, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 large lemon zested, squeezed and juiced
- Once it comes to a simmer, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it begins to thicken a little bit and the juices begin to release from the blueberries.
- Once this happens, remove from the heat and allow to come to room temperature.
- Once it has come to room temperature, place your sauce into a jar with a lid or cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
- Once the blueberry sauce is chilled you can add it as a topping to your favorite dessert or breakfast.
- Any berries can be used for this recipe. Just keep the quantities the same.
- The blueberry sauce can be frozen after it has cooled. Just place in a freezer proof bag a freeze. When you are ready to use it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
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