If you have ever wanted a blueberry sauce recipe that will work with only four ingredients – water, sugar, salt, and fresh blueberries – packs a lot of sweetness, takes less than ten minutes to prepare, and can be used to garnish pancakes, drizzle on lemon cheesecake, top Belgian waffles, spoon over angel food cake, accent breakfast muffins, heap over deep fried fruit-filled fritters, use as a sauce for ice cream, or even be used on specialty panini sandwiches, look no further.
[mainbodyad]This is my personal favorite way to make a standout blueberry sauce if you don’t want to use canned fruit fillings, which are full of preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and chemicals. The same basic process was used to create the Thanksgiving cranberry sauce garnish, only in that case the finished product was put in a very cold refrigerator to drop the temperature so it could solidify to the point of being used to accent the flavor of the turkey.
I’m going to teach you the entire process, documented in pictures. I don’t care if you normally burn toast, I’m going to make this simple enough that you will be able to make blueberry sauce in your sleep, perfectly finished every time. Grab a pan and get started! I have faith in you! What we are doing essentially mirrors some of the steps involved with making jams and jellies – we have to dissolve fruit into a sweet mixture, then boil off the water content so it thickens. The difference? The sauce is meant to be organic and fresh – that means you have to use it within seven days, otherwise it will go bad. You don’t need to make big batches so that shouldn’t be a problem.
The blueberry sauce can be served warm, drizzled over cakes, pies, waffles, or pancakes, or you can refrigerate it to thicken the consistency significantly, then later serve over chilled lemon cheesecake. It packs a lot of sweetness and makes an excellent flavor garnish. The basic premise can be repeated using strawberries, cranberries, and other fruits. It is a tremendous tool to have in your back pocket if you need to add a lot to the depth of a dish without introducing many ingredients, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners.