Kitchen Basics 101: How to Make Homemade Blueberry Sauce

How to Make Homemade Blueberry Sauce
We’ve all been there.  We need a fruit topping for the top of a cheesecake or for the top of ice cream and we reach for a can of store-bought sugary fruit.  They taste “alright” and in a pinch those cans will work, but making your own is so easy, and it taste so much better. I have been making my own for so long, I can’t even remember the last time I bought one of those cans.
Which is why….. 
Today’s Kitchen Basics 101, is all about  How to Make Homemade Blueberry Sauce that is delicious AND super easy to make.  Hopefully, you will never want to buy a can of fruit again!  
Homemade Blueberry Sauce
(Recipe from All Recipes)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup water, orange juice and sugar.  Stirring gently, bring to a boil.
In a small bowl, combine together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water.  Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries without mashing the berries.  
Simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon; around three to four minutes. 
Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract and cinnamon. If the sauce gets too thick, you can thin it out with more water.  

Once cooled, or when it is still warm, pour over the top of your cheesecake or ice cream, and enjoy!


For best results always use fresh blueberries, or blueberries that you picked and then froze yourself. I like to buy a large flat or two from our local farmer’s market so that we have some on hand throughout the year.

Do you make your own fruit toppings and sauces? What is your favorite flavor to put together?


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  1. says

    This sauce sounds really good – though I might omit the corn syrup and use stevia syrup instead. My favorite fruit topping for cheesecake is cherries! Mmmmmm……. chocolate cheesecake with cherries on top. Great. Now I’m hungry! :) Thanks for your recipe!

  2. says

    I am always looking for blueberry recipes. I pick them by the gallon during the season and they sit in my freezer. You only need so much jelly. I have a knock-your-socks-off buckle I should share on my blog. Thank you for sharing this yummy sounding recipe.

  3. Dorothy Teel says

    I have never made a homemade fruit sauce, I was surprised to see that orange juice is in with the blueberries, but it sounds great and easy to make, I am one of those lazy cooks who picks up the jars, or just serves the fruit fresh or macerated on the top of cheesecake or other deserts. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  4. says

    Hi Robyn! I always love your Kitchen Basics but I think is my favorite! We love blueberries at our house and you are SO right, making our own sauces trumps a can any day! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinning. Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

  5. says

    I am so glad you shared this recipe. I love blueberries and think a homemade sauce would taste so great! Thanks for linking got the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! So glad you are here!

  6. says

    Thanks for sharing. This is my first Tasty Tuesday, and I was so glad to find your recipe. I love blueberries and I’m always on the lookout for simple recipes that are naturally gluten and dairy free. Happy cooking!

  7. Sally T. says

    This recipe sounds so good,I love blueberries,but they are so expensive.
    I think this would be great on pancakes and waffles.

  8. says

    This sauce looks really good. We love berries of all kinds and blueberries are one of our favorites. Makes me think of this on blueberry pancakes or with ice cream, or cheesecake, or…..

  9. Shannon says

    I make homemade blueberry sauce all of the time. I like putting it over homemade whole wheat pancakes. I have also made it with apples and peaches. Good stuff and thank you for sharing!

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