This easy homemade blueberry sauce recipe uses fresh blueberries, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract to flavor the sauce, which can be made so quickly and easily over the stove top using a small or medium sized sauce pan.
Blueberry sauce is also known as blueberry compote and while this look much similar to blueberry jam or blueberry spread, the sauce has more liquid like consistency (and comparatively less sugar) which is perfect for toppings and fillings.
You can use this easy homemade blueberry sauce as a delicious blueberry filling for cakes or use as a topping for cheesecake, pancakes, ice creams, oatmeal or french toast or serve with any desserts or dish that you wish.
As I said, you can use this blueberry sauce to go with many blueberry dessert recipes and I actually used this blueberry sauce to make a blueberry filling for an easy and simple blueberry layered cake.
The blueberry sauce recipe is very flexible and you can adjust the thickness by adjusting the amount of water used in the recipe.
If you prefer even more thick blueberry sauce, you may slightly reduce the amount of water used in the recipe.
You may also cook the mixture for a while longer than mentioned in the recipe to make the sauce turn more thick on its own, as we are not using any cornstarch in this recipe and the sauce needs to thicken naturally on its own while cooking.
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Lemon juice is one of the ingredients used to flavor this blueberry sauce as it blends nicely with the fresh blueberries to add much flavor and slight tartness to the sauce, which when combines with the sweetness, gives you the perfect blueberry sauce with sweet and tart flavors!
You can use a combination of vanilla extract and lemon juice to flavor this blueberry sauce, just like we do in this blueberry sauce recipe.
You may also use just vanilla if you do not want to use lemon juice or skip vanilla and just use lemon juice for the flavor, whichever way you prefer.
So here is how you can make this easy, quick and yummy blueberry sauce following this easy homemade blueberry sauce recipe using fresh blueberry sauce and lemon juice.
How to make easy blueberry sauce?
Ingredients to make blueberry sauce
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup water
vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice filtered
1/2 cup sugar increase if more sweetness is needed
Step by step instructions
Wash the blueberries and transfer it to a small or medium sized saucepan.
Add the sugar and water, mix well.
Heat the contents and bring the mixture to a boil.
Once the mixture starts boiling, cook the mixture in medium heat, keep stirring in between.
Cook the mixture until most of the water content evaporates and the sauce thickens, which will take around 4 to 5 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring often at this point.
Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice, stir the contents well, switch off the stove and transfer the saucepan from the hot stove.
Allow the sauce to cool down as the sauce thickens more as it cools down.
Notes: This blueberry sauce with lemon juice and vanilla extract is easy to make and you can serve the sauce with cheesecakes, pancakes, french toast, ice creams etc as you wish, or you can use this blueberry sauce to add in as an ingredient in many blueberry dessert recipes!
Below you can get the recipe for easy homemade blueberry sauce in detail.
Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce Recipe From Scratch
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice filtered
- 1/2 cup sugar increase if more sweetness is needed
- Wash the blueberries and transfer it to a small or medium sized saucepan.
- Add the sugar and water, mix well.
- Heat the contents and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Once the mixture starts boiling, cook the mixture in medium heat, keep stirring in between.
- Cook the mixture until most of the water content evaporates and the sauce thickens, which will take around 4 to 5 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring often at this point.
- Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice, stir the contents well, switch off the stove and transfer the saucepan from the hot stove.
- Allow the sauce to cool down as the sauce thickens more as it cools down.
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