This recipe for a homemade blueberry sauce, is super simple to make and can be used in many ways.
Once of the things I received in my CSA basket was a pint of huge blueberries. When I saw them I decided to purchase another, to make a yummy sauce that I could store and use over the summer. I also plan on taking it with us to the beach.
Homemade Blueberry Sauce
Blueberries are super healthy and pretty sweet on their own so I only added a small amount of sugar in this recipe. I really think you could try making it without sugar.
Here’s a look at some of the other goodies we received in this week’s basket. Yes, that’s a basil plant in it’s own little pot. How fun!
All you need to make this sauce is fresh lemon, sugar, the fresh berries, and some water.
When the blueberries first go into the saucepan they are very blue.
However, look how they change color after just a few minutes.
Cooking them down, slow and low, is the key to reduce the berries into a delicious sauce.
Place the sauce in a mason jar. It should keep in the refrigerator for about a month. You could also freeze it in a plastic bag or containers. I’ve also noticed people freezing liquids like this in ice cube trays, for easy, small units that you can pop out and defrost as needed.
Of course, this sauce is so good on yogurt and ice cream. Other applications would be: pancakes, pound cake, or cheesecake. Add a little to a mix of vinegar and oil for a fruity vinaigrette or marinade. Use it in smoothies or a dash in your iced tea for color and sweetness.
Some many uses for this delicious and healthy fruit.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Wash and clean blueberries.
- In a heavy saucepan combine blueberries, sugar and water.
- Heat on med-high heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Add lemon juice and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the sauce has reduced to a thickness you like.
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