I've expressed my love for blueberries multiple times on this blog already. So with National Blueberry Month coming to an end, I thought it would be most appropriate that I share my favorite recipe involving this glorious fruit -- Homemade Blueberry Sauce!
My mother is the queen of blueberry pancakes.She doesn't just sprinkle blueberries in the batter and call it a day. Oh no. She makes a thick blueberry sauce bursting with natural sweetness so that every single bite melts in your mouth. Going somewhere like IHOP for breakfast and ordering their blueberry pancakes with artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup would just be absurd.
The recipe for this Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce actually comes from a pamphlet that my mom got at a "U-pick" blueberry farm years and years ago. And we still have the pamphlet to this day! The recipe only has five ingredients, and you can use fresh or frozen blueberries (just make sure you let the frozen ones thaw out a bit).
Additionally, you can use this same recipe structure to make pretty much any fruit topping. We've used this recipe to make strawberry and raspberry sauce, but you could also try peaches or even apples.
And even though I'm showing you the sauce on pancakes, you can use it as a topping for just about anything like ice cream, oatmeal, cheesecake, and crackers.
EASY HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY SAUCE
Makes about 2 cups of sauce
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Dash of salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in saucepan.
- Stir in water.
- Add blueberries.
- Place saucepan on stove-top and and set burner heat on medium high.
- Bring mixture to boil and then let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove sauce from heat and stir in lemon juice
The original blueberry recipe pamphlet
Mixture of dry ingredients
Add the water and blueberries to dry mixture
As the sauce starts to boil, the blueberries will "explode" in the saucepan creating a beautiful violet color
Pancakes with blueberry sauce has always been one of my favorite treats
It's impossible to resist cutting into these pancakes and taking a big bite!