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blueberry sauce for cheesecake and pancakes

Instant Pot Blueberry Sauce For Cheesecake, Pancakes, Ice Cream & More (Video)

Instant pot blueberry sauce or blueberry compote is super easy to make and it's the perfect blueberry sauce for cheesecake, pancakes, french toast, waffles, ice creams etc! This delicious blueberry sauce is also great for making blueberry cake fillings as well.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry compote, blueberry sauce for cheesecake, blueberry sauce for pancakes, easy blueberry sauce, how to make blueberry sauce, instant pot blueberry sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
pressure build up and release time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 48 tablespoons
Calories 16kcal


for the cornstarch mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Wash the blueberries very well and add to the instant pot.
    blueberries in instant pot
  • Add sugar, vanilla extract and the two tablespoons of water.
    blueberries sugar
  • Mix everything well.
    making blueberry sauce
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position, cook in high pressure for 2 minutes.
  • Once the cooking is done, wait for a natural pressure release of 12 minutes, then carefully do a gradual manual pressure release.
  • Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the lid of the instant pot and stir the contents.
    cooked blueberries
  • Now let's make the cornstarch mixture to slightly thicken the blueberry sauce.
    To make the cornstarch mixture, add the cornstarch and water (about 1 to 2 tablespoons) in a bowl and mix very well to combine. Make sure there is no lumps of cornstarch formed.
    cornstarch mixture for blueberry sauce
  • Pour this prepared cornstarch mixture to the instant pot and immediately stir very well to evenly mix with the contents. Stirring very well is very important to avoid the formation of any lumps from the cornstarch mixture.
    cornstarch added
  • Once the cornstarch mixture is stirred well into the contents in the instant pot, press saute and simmer the contents for about 2 to 3 minutes, while you stir in between as needed.
    making blueberry sauce in instant pot
  • Once simmered for two to three minutes, delicious blueberry sauce is ready! Keep in mind that the sauce thickens further as it cools down so you do not need to simmer more. The consistency of the blueberry sauce is slightly thick but we should be able to pour it easily and so no need to cook further like you do for jams.
    perfect blueberry sauce for cheesecakes and pancakes
  • Allow the prepared blueberry sauce to cool down, then carefully transfer to bowls for serving or transfer to jars.
    blueberry sauce for cheesecake and pancakes



It is ok to store the blueberry sauce in air tight glass jars in refrigerator for upto two weeks.
You can serve the delicious blueberry sauce with pancakes, toast, waffles, ice creams etc or you can use it make homemade blueberry ice cream, blueberry filling for cakes etc!
I even serve these delicious blueberry sauce with leftover cornbread from Thanksgiving, and the golden yellow color of cornbread and blue of the blueberries is so matching and they taste great together!


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg