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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. 

Close up of a jar of homemade blueberry sauce.

Why You’ll Love This Blueberry Sauce Recipe

  • All that flavor. My favorite part of this blueberry sauce recipe? The way the lemon zest and juice enhance and develop the blueberry flavor. There’s something really magical about the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!
  • So versatile. When it comes to fresh blueberry recipes, it doesn’t get much better than this. You can literally use this blueberry sauce on anything. Blueberry sauce for cheesecake? Check! Blueberry sauce for breakfast? Check! I use this as a topping for desserts, a topping for breakfast treats, and I even mix it into my yogurt! You’ll find so many yummy ways of using it, you’ll just have to keep making more!
  • Kid-friendly. If you have kids who like to help out in the kitchen, this is a great recipe to get them involved in. It’ll show them how to cook down fresh fruit, and they’ll get to enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labor right away!
Jar of homemade blueberry sauce

What You’ll Need

  • Blueberries: Fresh is best for sure!
  • Sugar
  • Lemon: We’ll be using the zest and the juice so grab a fresh lemon.

How to Make Blueberry Sauce

It doesn’t get much easier than cook and serve! Check out the recipe card at the end of this post for detailed instructions.

  • Cook: Combine all the ingredients in a nonstick skillet and cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. You’ll know its done when the juices will be bubbly and the fruit is tender.
  • Serve: Remove the pan from the heat and serve the sauce warm!

Tips for Best Results

  • Too thick. If the blueberry sauce gets too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time to thin it down to your desired consistency.
  • Fresh fruit. It’s really important to use fresh fruit for blueberry recipes like this. Frozen blueberries will do in a pinch, but the sauce won’t be nearly as flavorful. Cooking down fresh fruit releases their natural juices and sweetness without being overpowering. You’ll love it!
  • Sugar. Feel free to play with the amount of sugar in this blueberry sauce recipe. Some blueberries are super sweet when they’re in season and you may not need much – or any – sugar at all. Make it how you know you and your family will love it!
Close up of a jar of homemade blueberry sauce.

How to Serve Blueberry Sauce

I love this sauce and could seriously eat it out of a jar with a spoon (let’s be honest – sometimes I do!). I try to stop myself, though, because I know how good it can be as a topping with other treats. One of my favorites is to use this blueberry sauce for cheesecake. The tart tanginess is just so good with the creamy richness of the cheesecake – especially a lemon cheesecake. Or a tasty lemon cake! It’s also really easy to use this blueberry sauce over pancakes, waffles, or french toast in the morning if you’re looking for something a little decadent. I especially love it with my blueberry baked french toast – yum! Or, if you’re trying to be good, I love mixing a few spoonfuls into my morning yogurt!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • I prefer to store this easy blueberry sauce in a jar rather than a regular container, but either way, it’ll be fresh in the fridge for 7 days. Let the sauce cool completely before transferring. I like to serve it right out of the fridge if it’s on something cold. But if you’d like to reheat, I recommend using the stovetop so it doesn’t get scorched.
  • If you’d like to freeze this blueberry sauce recipe, just double, triple, or quadruple the recipe! In fact, I do this often, especially if we’ve been blueberry picking as a fam. To freeze your 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. 
Jar of homemade blueberry sauce

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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 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry dessert recipes, blueberry recipes, blueberry sauce, blueberry sauce for cheesecake, blueberry sauce recipe
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

17 Comments

  • Jen
    Mar 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
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      THANK YOU, Jen! 🙂

      Reply
  • Olivia
    Mar 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
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

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

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    Mar 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
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      I hope you love it!! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    Mar 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
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 3, 2020 at 5:41 pm

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

      Reply
  • Kimberly
    Mar 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
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      THANK YOU, Kimberly!! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    Mar 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
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 4, 2020 at 7:54 pm

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

      Reply
  • Suzy
    Mar 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
    Oct 22, 2020 at 3:24 am

    Can I use frozen blueberries?

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    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Oct 22, 2020 at 11:40 am

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

      Reply
  • Peggym
    Apr 18, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Do you think it will work with Monk Fruit sweetener instead of sugar?

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    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Apr 18, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Hi!
      I haven’t tested this recipe with a sweetener, but I have seen recipes for blueberry sauce with swerve, and monk fruit, so I’m sure it will work.

      Reply

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