This easy blueberry sauce recipe is the perfect topping for so many sweet treats. With a hint of tart lemony goodness and the sweetness of the blueberries, you’ll be craving this sauce all year round.
The Best Homemade Blueberry Sauce
There’s nothing quite like fresh blueberries. We make it a point to go blueberry picking every year. I love spending time with my kids while we blueberry pick, but sometimes they end up eating more blueberries than they put in their baskets! When the blueberries do make it home with us, I love to make this easy blueberry sauce recipe.
The best part? The way the lemon zest and juice enhance and develop the blueberry flavor. This sauce is so versatile! You can jar it and save it for later or top your favorite treats with it right away. You’ll find so many yummy ways to use it, you’ll just have to keep making more!
Ingredients for this Easy Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry sauce is so super easy, you’ll only need 3 ingredients!
- fresh blueberries
- granulated sugar
- lemon zest and juice
How to Make Blueberry Sauce
Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a nonstick skillet. Cook the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the juices are bubbly and the fruit is tender. Remove your skillet from heat and set aside to cool a little.
If the sauce gets too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time to thin it down to your desired consistency.
Serve this sauce warm or transfer the sauce to a small 8-ounce jar. Seal with a lid and keep it refrigerated for up to 7 days.
I love this sauce! I could seriously eat it out of a jar with a spoon. I try to stop myself, though, because I know how good it can be as a topping with other treats.
Here are some of my favorite ways to serve this easy blueberry sauce recipe:
- On top of pancake, french toast, or waffles
- On top of a single scoop of vanilla ice cream
- On top of lemon cheesecake
- On top of lemon pound cake
- Mixed into my morning yogurt
How to Store
I prefer to store my easy blueberry sauce in a jar. This blueberry sauce can be jarred and stored in your refrigerator for 7 days. Really, though, you can store this easy blueberry sauce in any airtight container in your refrigerator and it will stay good for just about a week.
Can I Freeze Blueberry Sauce?
Yes! You can make loads of easy blueberry sauce ahead of time and freeze it for later. In fact, I do this often, especially if we’ve been blueberry picking as a fam.
To freeze your easy blueberry sauce, you’re going to want to make sure that you let it cool completely, first. Then, transfer it to an airtight, freezer safe container and pop it in your freezer. It will last for just about 3 months.
Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a nonstick skillet.
- Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until juices are bubbly and fruit is tender.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool a little. If sauce gets too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time to thin it down to a desired consistency.
- Serve warm, or transfer sauce to a small 8-ounce jar; seal with a lid and keep refrigerated for up to 7 days.