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Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe

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. 

Jar of homemade blueberry sauce

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
Skillet with blueberry sauce ingredients

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.

Skillet with cooking blueberry sauce

Serving Ideas

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. 

Jar of fresh homemade blueberry sauce

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. 

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5 from 5 votes

Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy blueberry sauce, homemade blueberry sauce, how to make blueberry sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

15 Comments

  • Jen
    March 2, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    5 stars
    This sounds perfectly lovely! I want to add this over my pancakes. Yum!!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      THANK YOU, Jen! 🙂

      Reply
  • Olivia
    March 3, 2020 at 12:40 am

    5 stars
    I’m planning on making a loaf of lemon bread for my mother this weekend and I’m going to make this sauce to have with it too. It looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      That sounds like a delicious idea!! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Thank you!

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    March 3, 2020 at 1:19 am

    I am dreaming of all the ways I want to enjoy this. I think pancakes first, and over ice cream later!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      I hope you love it!! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    March 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    5 stars
    I love anything that comes from blueberries! It will be hard for me to make this and not eat it straight out of the jar.

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 3, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      I was tempted a few times myself! 😀 THANK YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kimberly
    March 3, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    There are so many scrumptious uses I can think of for this wonderful sauce, yum!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      THANK YOU, Kimberly!! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    March 3, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    5 stars
    This was so easy and perfectly sweet on toast this morning! Excited to start my day with this again, tomorrow!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      March 4, 2020 at 7:54 pm

      I am very happy you enjoyed it! Thank YOU, Sara! 🙂

      Reply
  • Suzy
    March 4, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    5 stars
    We fresh blueberries hit the grocery stores I always stock up! This is the perfect way to use them up!

    Reply
  • Kerry
    October 22, 2020 at 3:24 am

    Can I use frozen blueberries?

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    • Katerina
      October 22, 2020 at 11:40 am

      Hi!
      Yep, you can definitely use frozen blueberries. 😊

      Reply

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