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How to Make Homemade Blueberry Sauce

This blueberry sauce recipe is so easy and versatile. And it’s delicious to add to any breakfast or sweet treats. You can use it on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, or just eat it all by itself!

drizzling blueberry sauce over waffles

It only takes a few minutes to make this yummy sauce, and it really is a delicious topping. Give it a try next time you’re looking for something special to top off your breakfast or dessert.

I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of his post.

Homemade Blueberry Sauce

You can buy ready-made blueberry sauce or syrup at the grocery store, and it’s pretty good. However, this homemade sauce is absolutely out-of-this-world delicious! I love the fact that you can increase or decrease the amount of sugar. I also like the fact that you can make it as thick or thin as you like. It’s all about personal preference.

Another delicious sauce you may want to try is this berry syrup. It’s a little different but just as yummy.

Blueberry Sauce Ingredients

You can make as much or as little of this yummy blueberry sauce as you want.

One of the things I really like is that it’s such a quick and easy recipe to make on the stove top with just a few simple ingredients that you can find in most grocery stores.

bowl of fresh blueberries

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries if you can’t find fresh ones)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
Ingredients for blueberry sauce, including sugar, corn starch, lemon, and water

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

I like to use fresh fruit when it’s in season. However, I also like to keep bags of frozen fruit in my freezer so I can enjoy this, even when it’s not blueberry season.

Get Creative with the Recipe

After you try this super easy recipe, get creative and try adding or substituting other ingredients. Here are some I’ve tried:

  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Orange juice in place of the lemon juice
  • Lemon or orange zest

How to Make Blueberry Sauce

If you use fresh blueberries, wash them before you begin. If you’re using frozen blueberries, you can thaw them first or use them frozen and allow a little more time in cooking.

rinsed blueberries in a colander

First, combine the water and cornstarch in a small bowl.

water and corn starch in a bowl

Whisk until you have a smooth slurry.

corn starch slurry with a whisk

Next, combine the slurry, blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Mix well. 

blueberry sauce ingredients in a saucepan

Cook over medium-low heat until it comes to a low boil and the blueberries have burst.

The sauce will thicken slightly as it boils. This takes about 5 minutes.

cooked blueberry sauce in a saucepan

If the sauce gets too thick, you can add more water, one tablespoon at a time.

Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving. It will thicken even more as it cools to room temperature.

bowl of blueberry sauce

Enjoy on top of pancakes, waffles, ice cream, pound cake, cheesecake, or whatever you like!

waffles topped with blueberry sauce

If you want to take your dessert or breakfast to the next level, add some lemon zest. This is such an easy way to make your dish even more special.

Delicious Fruit Topping

This blueberry sauce is one of my favorite toppings for so many dishes. And it’s so easy to make and takes just a few minutes.

The best part is that it’s really delicious. I love how versatile it is—you can use it on so many different types of foods. That makes it the perfect topping in my mind.

When I want waffles, I make these delicious basic chaffles that are gluten-free. Then I add a little of my homemade butter and drizzle some of this yummy blueberry sauce over them.

If you’re looking for a dessert topping for vanilla ice cream, angel food cake, or this delicious pound cake from Back to My Southern Roots, this blueberry sauce is perfect!

drizzling blueberry sauce over ice cream

I also enjoy this blueberry sauce or my homemade strawberry sauce over Greek yogurt or French toast. These are both wonderful breakfast foods or afternoon sweet treats that make the day even brighter.

Any kind of homemade fruit sauce is also delicious on top of cheesecake.

Give it a try next time you’re looking for something special to top off your breakfast or dessert. It’s a great way to start the day or end any meal. Enjoy!

How to Store Leftover Blueberry Sauce

I like to make this easy blueberry sauce fresh as I need it. However, there have been times when I’ve made too much.

The best way to store leftover blueberry sauce is to put it in an airtight jar or plastic container and put it in the refrigerator. It should last for about a week.

You can also freeze the sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Before you’re ready to use it, put it in the refrigerator for several hours to allow it to thaw. I typically do this overnight, so it’s ready the next day.

bowl of blueberry sauce, blueberry sauce on waffles, and blueberry sauce on ice cream

More Easy Recipes

Anyone who knows me know that I love easy recipes. Even some of the most sophisticated dishes can often be simplified.

Here are some of our favorites:

Easy Stuffed Dates – Next time you have a party, add these stuffed dates to your appetizer table. Your guests will love them!

Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins – You’ll be amazed by how delicious these blueberry muffins are when you make them in your air fryer. The texture is perfect, with a crispy outside and soft, moist inside.

Chocolate Covered Pecans – These are delicious for snacks, desserts, and gifts!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Chaffles – This is another delicious treat that’s wonderful with your favorite topping! I like vanilla ice cream, but whipped cream is also good.

Yield: 6 servings

Homemade Blueberry Syrup

bowl of blueberry sauce

This delicious homemade blueberry syrup is perfect for topping waffles, pancakes, pound cake, ice cream, cheese cake, and much more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. For fresh blueberries, wash them and allow them to drain. You can thaw the frozen blueberries or use them frozen.
  2. Combine the water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk cornstarch mixture until you have a smooth slurry.
  3. Pour the slurry into a medium saucepan. Add the blueberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice. Stir.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat until the blueberries burst and the sauce thickens. This takes approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the blueberry sauce from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes before using. It will thicken a little bit more as it cools.


If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it out by adding a little water, one tablespoon at a time. Stir it as you add the water.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 74Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 25mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 0g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Miz Helen

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

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