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Easy Recipe For Delicious Blueberry Sauce

If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy sauce to add to your meals, try this Honey Blueberry Sauce recipe. It’s made with fresh blueberries and sweet honey, creating a delicious blend that can be used in a variety of dishes.

A bowl of delicious fresh homemade blueberry sauce

The Perfect Honey Blueberry Sauce

There’s nothing quite like homemade Blueberry Sauce, especially when blueberries are at the peak of their season. This Blueberry Sauce is a sweet, flavorful topping that combines blueberries, lemon juice, and honey.

Blueberry Sauce offers a deliciously fruity and sweet addition to a variety of dishes. It’s wonderful when drizzled over pancakes, swirled into yogurt, spooned on top of your morning oatmeal, or even served as a companion to your favorite ice cream. This sauce is incredibly versatile and easy to make.

Why This sauce is good

Blubbery is a nutritious and vibrant fruit, offering a burst of flavor, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, making it an excellent addition to any sauce. The lemon juice balances the sweet honey and blueberries. It improves their fruity notes and preserves the vibrant color, taste, aroma, and visual appeal of the sauce.

One of the best things about this sauce is its simplicity and versatility. The sauce works perfectly not only for breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles but also gives a sweet twist to savory meals.

For a burst of fruity sweetness, you can use this sauce in desserts, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, and savory dishes. It has a perfect blend of natural sweetness from honey and the vibrant flavor of blueberries. In addition, this sauce adds a fruity element to a variety of dishes, from breakfast to desserts, making them even more enjoyable.

Blueberry sauce poured over a bowl of yoghurt and granola, creating a contrast of colors and textures.

Ingredients for Making Honey Blueberry Sauce

  1. Blueberries – a nutritious fruit used in the sauce.
  2. Honey – enhances sauce sweetness, flavor, and tartness of blueberries.
  3. Water – to thin out the sauce slightly and prevent it from becoming too thick.
  4. Lemon juice – provides a subtle tangy contrast to the sweetness of blueberries and honey. Its acidity brightens the sauce’s taste and adds complexity. 
  5. Vanilla extract or ground cinnamon – enhance the flavor of Honey Blueberry sauce.
  6. Cornstarch – Used as a thickening agent in the sauce.

How to make Honey Blueberry Sauce

  • Pour the blueberries, honey, water, and lemon juice into a medium-sized saucepan. Place it on medium heat and gently stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Cook the mixture for about 5-7 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the blueberries start to soften and create a natural juice.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1/2 tsp of cornstarch and 1 tbsp of water to create a slurry. Incorporating this is optional but recommended if you prefer a thicker sauce.
  • Next, add the vanilla extract or ground cinnamon into the mixture. Following this, add the cornstarch slurry (optional), ensuring you stir continuously to avoid any lumps forming.
  • Allow the honey blueberry sauce to simmer for about 2-3 minutes more or until the sauce reaches your preferred consistency.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let the honey blueberry sauce cool slightly before serving. Add it to your chosen dish to experience the fresh blueberry flavor paired with the subtle sweetness of honey. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones? 

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in the sauce recipe. However, it may release more liquid during cooking. You will need to adjust the cooking time or the quantity of water you add to the sauce. 

  1. How long does Honey Blueberry Sauce last? 

Honey Blueberry Sauce can last 1 to 2 weeks if you store it well in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Ensure you check for signs of spoilage before you use it.

  1. Can I use other sweeteners instead of honey? 

Yes, you can experiment with maple syrup, agave nectar, or sugar as sweeteners in the sauce. However, the flavor and consistency may change.

  1. Can I make the sauce ahead of time?  

Feel free to make Honey Blueberry Sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. You can even reheat it gently on the stove or microwave before use.

  1. Can I freeze Honey Blueberry Sauce? 

You can freeze this Honey Blueberry Sauce for up to 3 months. When ready, you can thaw it in the refrigerator before use and gently reheat it if necessary.

Tips

  • Choose ripe and fresh blueberries for superior flavor and color in the sauce.
  • Avoid overcooking blueberries, as they can become mushy.
  • Allow the sauce to cool before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to thicken.
  • Reheat gently over low heat to prevent altering the texture of the sauce.
A bowl filled with homemade blueberry sauce

How to store Honey blueberry sauce

To store Honey Blueberry Sauce, cool it down to room temperature, transfer it to an airtight container, label it with the contents and date, and place it in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. 

If you plan to store it longer, freeze it in a freezer-safe container. Thaw the frozen sauce slowly in the refrigerator; avoid thawing in the microwave or at room temperature, and reheat it over low heat if it thickens. Before using leftover sauce, inspect it for signs of spoilage and discard it if in doubt.

What to serve with Honey Blueberry Sauce

Honey Blueberry Sauce is a versatile topping that can be used in various dishes, including pancakes and waffles, French toast, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, ice cream, cheesecake, muffins, grilled meats, crepe fillings, pavlovas, toasts, bagels, and smoothie bowls.

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A bowl of delicious fresh homemade blueberry sauce

Honey Blueberry Sauce

If you're looking for a tasty and healthy sauce to add to your meals, try this Honey Blueberry Sauce recipe. It's made with fresh blueberries and sweet honey, creating a delicious blend that can be used in a variety of dishes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 109.4kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup honey or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water optional for thickening
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Pour the blueberries, honey, water, and lemon juice into a medium-sized saucepan. Place it on medium heat and gently stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Cook the mixture for about 5-7 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the blueberries start to soften and create a natural juice.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together 1/2 tsp of cornstarch and 1 tbsp of water to create a slurry. Incorporating this is optional but recommended if you prefer a thicker sauce.
  • Next, add the vanilla extract or ground cinnamon into the mixture. Following this, add the cornstarch slurry (optional), ensuring you stir continuously to avoid any lumps forming.
  • Allow the honey blueberry sauce to simmer for about 2-3 minutes more or until the sauce reaches your preferred consistency.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let the honey blueberry sauce cool slightly before serving. Add it to your chosen dish to experience the fresh blueberry flavor paired with the subtle sweetness of honey. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Choose ripe and fresh blueberries for superior flavor and color in the sauce.
  • Avoid overcooking blueberries, as they can become mushy.
  • Allow the sauce to cool before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to thicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 109.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.6g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 70.7mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 24.9g | Vitamin A: 40.1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 6.1mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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