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Homemade Blueberry Sauce with Vanilla Hints

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The easiest and most delicious homemade blueberry sauce with subtle hints of vanilla is the perfect summer add in to so many dishes.

Hello and Happy Monday! I am making it my goal to have a happy and productive week. The weekend was a little stressful with a few emergency events, but thanks God everything is fine and I just hope this new week is a new beginning, a clean slate with no more bad news. To start it on the right leg I am sharing a sweet, yet easy and delicious homemade blueberry sauce recipe. Because, what else can be more summery?

The farmers markets are bursting with juicy, fragrant and beautiful ripe blueberries. My husband showed up on Friday night home with a box of blueberries, he said they were on sale and that I better make something delicious with them.

homemade blueberry sauceObviously I made a blueberry cake, but that will be coming later this week, so stay tuned, because its OMG amazing. Again, obviously I couldn’t use all the blueberries to make the cake, so a homemade blueberry sauce with sweet hints of vanilla was born in my kitchen and made my house smell amazing!

This recipe is so easy, and I would say therapeutic, you just have to watch the blueberries cook slowly, and turning into a beautiful deep purple color, I just want to poor this liquid goodness on everything. And I must say, this sauce is good not only on desserts, its great on toast, delicious when combined with a PB and banana sandwich, and also on savory dishes, like pork lion with grilled peaches and blueberry sauce.


I like my sauce on the thick side, not too runny, so adding corn starch is key if thats the texture you are looking for too, but if you don’t mind a more runny sauce you can skip it, it will still be equally delicious.

homemade blueberry sauceIf you plan on using this sauce with savory dishes, I would recommend reducing the vanilla flavor, and if you are looking for a kick, add some lemon zest, for some freshness and aroma.

This sauce is gorgeous, the blueberries stayed whole, nice and juicy, the sauce is sweet, comforting, easy to make and stores well for a few weeks in the fridge, I specifically made a bigger batch, since I am sure we will devour it gladly and use it in many recipes, or with just some wine and cheese. Wine, cheese and homemade blueberry sauce is always a good idea!

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The easiest and most delicious homemade blueberry sauce with subtle hints of vanilla is the perfect summer add in to so many dishes.
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 16 servings
  • 6 cups fresh blueberries (frozen work too)
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, water and sugar. Stir frequently, but careful not to crush the berries, bring to a low boil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with cold water until combined.
  3. Slowly stir the cornstarch into the blueberries, careful not to crush them. Simmer until the homemade blueberry sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and gently stir in vanilla.


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33 comments on “Homemade Blueberry Sauce with Vanilla Hints”

  1. Oh I think I could just eat this with a spoon, Katalina! I’ve made blueberry sauce for pancakes before, so I will have to try your recipe out. Looks just perfect! And such a great recipe to use up all those fresh blueberries I’ve been buying!

  2. I like productive days, especially when at the end of the day I realize I was in-fact productive πŸ™‚
    Lovely sauce…Mmmmm

  3. I want to put this blueberry sauce on basically everyyyything. How beautiful!!

  4. I love making fresh fruit sauces and compotes. They add a surprise and sweetness to dress up favorite dishes everyday dishes. Pinned/shared.

  5. This looks great! This would be perfect on top of some vanilla ice cream or pound cake, or even pancakes! I wouldn’t have thought of altering it to be a topping for a savory dish, what a great idea. Hope your week gets better!

  6. Love how juicy this looks, and the blueberries are still distinct. And I totally get what you mean about the cooking process being therapeutic! There’s something really lovely about cooking fruit.

  7. Girl, I could just eat that blueberry sauce with a spoon! It’s GEORGEOUS! I can’t wait to see what you did with the cake. I’m sorry that you had some stress and emergencies. I hope you have good days now!

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  9. I love blueberry sauce, and I am sure that the vanilla offers a perfect tone to the flavour πŸ™‚

  10. I adore the surplus of plump and delicious blueberries this time of year. My only problem I that I purchase and hoard wayyyyyyy to many. Therefore, I’m always looking for a great way to use them up! LOVE this blueberry sauce with a hint of yummy ‘nilla flavor! I absolutely agree that making sauces is therapeutic.. i even wrote a post about my love of sauces a while back! Lol. I never would have thought to pair this with a PB and banana sammie- I’ll bet it’s fantastic!!! I hope this week brings you more peace and good times and that whatever happened over the weekend stays in the past! Cheers to a beautiful week- with this blueberry sauce I’d have to say you must be off to a good start! β™‘

  11. Uhm yea, this sauce is definitely GORGEOUS! I’m in love! Can’t wait to try it!

  12. That sauce looks delicious and sounds soooo yum!! Can’t wait to hear about your blueberry cake!!
    Excuse me while I clean up my drool…

    All the Cute
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  13. I love base recipes like this! They are so great because you can do so much with them!

  14. This looks like it would be perfect poured on anything!!! Especially ice cream!

  15. Love blueberries just as they are. Pop them in the mouth and eat. But how glorious does your blueberry sauce look! I could see myself drizzling this over and down a stack of flapjacks.

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