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A stack of 2 small waffles topped with blueberry syrup with a bowl of blueberry sauce in the background.

Blueberry Sauce

Homemade blueberry sauce is the perfect topping for pancakes, cheesecake or ice cream. You can make it with fresh or frozen berries, and it comes together in under 15 minutes.  Sweet & juicy - this fresh blueberry sauce recipe will transform any dessert. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry Sauce, Cheesecake, Fresh, Frozen, Pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 3 cups blueberries , fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Add the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and ⅓ cup water to medium saucepan over low-medium heat. 
  • Let the sugar dissolve and bring to a gentle boil to soften the berries while stirring occasionally. 
  • In a small cup dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water. 
  • Add the cornstarch to the blueberry mixture and stir to dissolve. 
  • Gently boil for 5-10 minutes to thicken the sauce. It will continue to thicken as it cools. 
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately over ice cream, pancakes or waffles. Or let cool and serve over cheesecake. 


*Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week
This recipe makes about 1 - 1 ½ cups, or about 8 servings. It's enough to top 1 cheesecake.