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For me, and I guess it’s the same for everyone, blueberries are the perfect joy for enjoying the summer season. When I was a kid, there was a blueberry plant in my garden, and every summer, my cousins and I used to pluck these ripe & juicy fruits to give ourselves a treat!
A few days back, I was remembering all these little memories of life and thought of making this amazing hot blueberry sauce for myself. This homemade hot blueberry sauce recipe is all you need to take you on a ride to your childhood memories!
And the best part of the blueberry sauce is that it can be nicely paired with so many food items such as cheesecakes, ice creams, waffles, pancakes, parfaits, muffins, biscuits or with a simple piece of toast! Plus, you get a nice bonus in terms of antioxidants from these vibrant fruits.
If you are someone who has never tried to make this at your home, I am sure you will love this recipe! A few simple ingredients are what you need, and soon you are gonna get addicted to the blueberry sauce; mark my words, friend!
How To Make Blueberry Hot Sauce?
Blueberry Hot Sauce Recipe
- Medium-Sized Saucepan
- Small Bowl
- Potato Masher/Spoon
- Mason Jar
- 6 Cups Of Fresh Blueberries
- 1 Cup Of Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Nutmeg Grounded
- 3 tsp Cinnamon Grounded
- 1 tbsp Of Fresh Lemon Juice
- 4 tbsp Of Cold Water
- 1 ½ tbsp Cornstarch
- A Pinch Of Sea Salt
- Take a medium-sized saucepan and heat it over medium to high heat. Now, add 2 tbsp water, blueberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice.
- Keep stirring for a few minutes until the blueberries release their juice.
- Add the cornstarch & remaining 2 tbsp of cold water into a small bowl & whisk properly.
- Pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and combine well.
- Keep cooking and bring it to a nice boil. At this point, using a potato masher or a spoon, you can mash a few blueberries to give them a more rich texture.
- The blueberry sauce will bubble and will be of a thicker consistency. Remember that the blueberries should hold onto their shape apart from the ones you have mashed.
- Once the blueberry sauce has attained its perfect consistency, it’s time to add the grounded nutmeg, cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt to balance everything out!
- Mix everything well and then let the blueberry sauce cool down for at least 15 to 20 minutes before transferring it to a mason jar or any other container.
- Blueberry sauce is ready to be enjoyed with your favourite dessert!
- Always pick up fresh blueberries to make this recipe. However frozen blueberries can also work well, but they will take extra time to melt and might not hold on to their shape.
- Another version of making this sauce is that instead of using nutmeg & cinnamon, you can use 1 tsp vanilla extract. It helps to enhance the sweetness and flavour of the blueberry sauce. It also adds a wonderful aroma to the sauce.
- If the consistency of your blueberry sauce becomes too thick, don’t worry! You can add water to make it of the right consistency while the sauce is still hot. But make sure to add one or two teaspoons at a time to achieve the desired consistency.
- I prefer using sea salt in my blueberry sauce, but if you like, you can even use kosher salt for making yours. Both of them work fine!
- Cornstarch helps to thicken the blueberry sauce, and a little bit of it is enough! So, add according to the measurement mentioned in this recipe because adding too much can change the sauce’s texture.
Blueberry sauce can be kept in the fridge for at least one month. Keep it in a nice mason jar or any airtight container. You can even freeze it for about 2 to 3 months. For freezing, just pour the blueberry sauce into ice cube trays and then freeze. Next, transfer them to a freezer bag, and whenever you are ready, defrost & enjoy!
A freshly homemade blueberry sauce that can be served with so many things, isn’t it exciting? Make this summer delight, and thank me later in the comment section below; just kidding! This recipe was on my mind for a while to share with you guys, and well, finally, it’s up here. So, what are you waiting for? Go get the fresh blueberries & roll on!
Is It Okay To Use Frozen Blueberries For Making Blueberry Sauce?
Absolutely, yes! Use the same quantity, but remember that it will take some time to cook & melt them. Also, they might lose their shape, but if it works for you, then go on with it.
Can I Use Flour To Thicken The Blueberry Sauce?
It is okay to use flour to thicken the sauce, but using cornstarch is much better because you do not have to cook more in order to avoid the raw taste of the flour.
What Can I Use Blueberry Sauce For?
This delicious blueberry sauce can be used in numerous ways. It is generally used as toppings for cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, yoghurt, waffles, etc.