Any sweet breakfast will taste better with this homemade blueberry sauce. This rich sauce is perfect for oatmeal, pancakes, French toast sticks, yogurt or anything you like!
This simple blueberry sauce recipe contains only 4 ingredients, so I recommend using all of them to achieve the best flavor. You will find more ideas on possible substitutions in the text below.
You can make this sauce from fresh blueberries or frozen. It is a versatile recipe when it comes to ingredient quantities which means if you like it sweeter add more sugar, to balance the sweetness, use more lemon, …
Combine blueberries, sugar, water (if using) and lemon juice in a saucepan and cook for about 15 minutes or until it has consistency you like.
Cooking the sauce for a longer period will reduce the amount of liquid which will also thicken it.
When using frozen blueberries, you might completely omit adding the water, but you should keep an eye on them and stir regularly to avoid burning them.
Butter also acts as a thickener and so does sugar and lemon.
Blueberry sauce is the perfect topping for various breakfast recipes or desserts. Here are a few ideas:
You can also pour some over Blueberry Cheesecake or even chocolate pudding.
Tips for making the best blueberry sauce
- Lemon zest can be added to the sauce, if you like.
- I always use fresh lemon juice but if you only have bottled lemon juice, you can use that too. Add a little at first, then taste and add more if needed.
- Both brown and white sugar work. If you prefer another sweetener then use what you like.
- Butter makes this sauce extra delicious, so it is important to use real unsalted butter. Avoid buying butter substitutions.
More recipes with blueberries you might like to try:
- Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Blueberry Danish Pinwheels
- Blueberry Poke Cake
- Blueberry Ice Cream
- Blueberry Cake
- In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water. Cook on medium-high for about 12 minutes, stirring from time to time.
- Stir in butter and cook for a further 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down a bit (see note 5).
- Enjoy with yogurt, oatmeal, French toast sticks, pancakes or anything you like.
- You can use either frozen or fresh blueberries. Fresh might need slightly more water than frozen.
- Brown sugar can be substituted with white sugar or another sweetener.
- Two ounces is about 4 tablespoons of butter. If you are after a richer taste, add more butter.
- Feel free to add less lemon juice, then taste it and add more only if you like.
- The sauce will thicken in the fridge. If you would like to serve it hot and have a thicker consistency, add about a teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon of water to the sauce and cook for a further 2 minutes or until it has thickened. Add more if still too thin.