Thick and sweet homemade blueberry sauce with a hint of orange and almond extract for topping waffles, pancakes, yogurt or pie!
Homemade Blueberry Sauce
Let your imagination go wild with this sauce!
This homemade blueberry sauce is delicious by the spoonful, but there are so many other uses for it as well!
Add a scoop to Greek yogurt for your own fruit and yogurt parfait, stir it in oatmeal, smother a piece of toast with it or top your pancakes and waffles with this sauce!
Adding flavor to this blueberry topping
I’ve made two batches of this sauce; one with vanilla extract and the recipe I’m sharing here with almond extract and fresh orange juice, which happens to be my favorite combination.
The orange adds a simple layer of flavor, and the almond is just fantastic! You can definitely detect a hint of citrus in that combination, but it’s not overpowering.
Berry sauce is simple to cook, so play around with the ingredients by modifying the flavor combinations. What do you think would be a tasty mix? Lemon? How about blueberries with lemon and basil!
What to do with extra blueberry sauce
Start stocking up on fresh plump blueberries when you see them go on sale. They freeze easily and you’ll love having a stash to make this blueberry sauce throughout the year!
Enjoy the topping on this no-bake blueberry cream cheese pie! You’ll also want to try this Peach and Blueberry Buckle, Blueberry Coffee Cake or how about adding this topping to creamy homemade yogurt!
But FIRST breakout the waffles and smother it with this homemade blueberry sauce!
Blueberry Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed if possible
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar or sugar alternative like xylitol
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the blueberries, 1/2 cup of water, orange juice, and sugar and salt. Fold ingredients together and bring to a boil.
- In a separate small dish whisk together until smooth the water and cornstarch. Add the slurry to the berry mixture and cook until the sauce thickens up (3-4 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in almond extract.
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