Monday, February 10, 2014

Blueberry sauce

Blueberry sauce is a one of the easiest of fruit sauces used to enhance the flavor and appearance of desserts and pancakes. It is sweet and tart, the taste dependent upon the blueberries used. It is a nice to know basic recipe best made with fresh blueberries.


The quantity given below is enough to garnish 10-12 plates of panna cotta or a similar dessert. If the blueberries are sweet decrease the amount of sugar. If they are tart increase the sugar. If you like the sauce thick decrease the amount of water.


You will need
6 oz. fresh blueberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Bring water and sugar to a boil in a pan on the stove top. Add the blueberries and let the liquid simmer for 2-3 minutes until the berries break open. Turn off the heat and let the sauce cool.

Microwave version: Heat the water, sugar and blueberries in a microwavable bowl for 1-2 minutes or until the water boils. The exact time depends upon the microwave. Stir it for 5 seconds and return to the microwave for another 15 seconds. It does boil over so watch it carefully.


You could use the sauce with blueberry chunks on pancakes. Or you could run it through a blender if you plan on using it in a dessert.

Straining the sauce gets rid of the blueberry seeds and gives you a finer sauce. The seeds do not alter the taste so you may choose to leave them in the sauce.

This is my entry for week two, day one of BM #37 for the theme Kitchen Basics. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#37.

11 comments:

  1. I love the tart plus sweet taste of blueberries. However, the only blueberries available here are the heavily sweetened canned ones. Your blueberry sauce has a lovely colour.

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  2. wow that an very tempting sauce with blueberry :) wud love to pour loads of sauce on my stacked pancakes and enjoy them :)

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  3. i love the sweet n tangy berries and more the color they bring to the dish

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  4. Such a wonderful recipe Varada, never made it myself. Though I can imagine how useful this is going to be when stocked!

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  5. Wonderful recipe,blueberry sauce looks so tempting and perfect with pancakes...

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  6. Tempting sauce.. I can never resist..

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  7. Nice recipe. Nice sauce to stock and garnish the desserts.

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  8. I never made blueberry sauce, this sounds yummy.

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  9. Beautiful sauce. I suppose we can make strawberries to in a sauce similarly. ( Psst we do not get blue berries here hence)

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  10. simple yet it can take the recipe which uses this sauce to new heights..Such a lovely idea.

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