Simple Food Pleasures #17: Homemade Blueberry Sauce


Homemade Blueberry Sauce on a Cheese Bagel

This recipe takes only a few minutes and refrigerates well in a sealed container for 5 days. Serve over French toast, pancakes, vanilla ice cream, lemon pound cake, potato chips (naw, just making sure you're paying attention!). I dolloped some warmed sauce over my cheese bagel for a lunch treat. With every bite, I hoped the meal would never end (alas, it did).

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a smalll saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a low boil and stir frequently for about 5 minutes or until the sugar mixture thickens.

Carefully stir in the blueberries, Simmer for another 5 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.

Remove the sauce from the heat. Stir in the vanilla. Devour!

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Homemade blueberry sauce on a plate