Make a delicious Blueberry Dessert Sauce to spoon on top of cheesecake or ice cream, etc.! It’s made using either fresh or frozen blueberries.
One of my all time FAVORITE desserts is cheesecake. Seriously. I can never get enough of that decadent dessert, especially when it is topped with a sweet fruit sauce (strawberry, cherry or blueberry, to name a few).
Today I want to show you how simple it is to make a delicious blueberry dessert sauce with just a few ingredients. It tastes wonderful on many desserts (ice cream, pound cake, etc.), but my favorite way to enjoy it is on top of a big ol’ piece of cheesecake! The sauce not only LOOKS good when served, it adds another layer of plump, juicy blueberry flavor to the dessert! Here’s how to make this yummy, sweet sauce.
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Making The Blueberry Sauce
Place 6 Tablespoons of blueberry jam and 2 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice in a medium sized saucepan. Stir the mixture to combine the two ingredients and heat on low, only until the mixture is heated through.
NOTE: This recipe is unique because of its use of blueberry jam. Because the jam is already sweetened, there is no need for additional sugar. Blueberry jam can be found in most grocery stores nowadays which is quite convenient, but I like to use my homemade jam. If you like to can foods, here is my recipe for making homemade blueberry jam (enough to can and keep in long term storage).
In a separate small bowl, whisk or stir together water and cornstarch until the mixture is smooth and lump-free. Stir the cornstarch “slurry” into the saucepan with the jam mixture until well-combined.
Continue cooking the blueberry dessert sauce on low heat until the sauce has thickened slightly. This usually only takes a couple minutes, so keep an eye on it, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has thickened, remove the pan from the heat.
Final Step For Making The Sauce
When the sauce has cooled down slightly, add the blueberries and grated lemon zest to the pan. Stir gently, to incorporate these ingredients into the sauce. Let the blueberry dessert sauce finish cooling to room temperature, then it’s ready to use as a dessert topping.
NOTE: If you are using frozen blueberries, make sure they are thawed and drained before adding them to the sauce.
Serve The Blueberry Dessert Sauce
My favorite way to use this blueberry sauce is to spoon it over a nice slice of cheesecake! The sauce has a small pop of fresh citrus flavor, thanks to the addition of lemon zest, which makes it taste so good!
Blueberry dessert sauce also tastes wonderful as a topping for vanilla ice cream or pound cake. This recipe will yield approximately 12 servings (2 Tablespoons per serving), and any leftover sauce can be covered and refrigerated for 3-4 days.
We served it as a dessert topping on cheesecake recently to dinner guests, and it was a big hit with them! I hope you enjoy this dessert sauce as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by today, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!
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Original recipe source: “Treasury of Christmas”, page 404, published in 1996 by Publications International., Inc.
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Make a delicious Blueberry Dessert Sauce to spoon on top of cheesecake or ice cream, etc.! It's made using either fresh or frozen blueberries.
- 6 Tablespoons blueberry jam
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 cup blueberries fresh OR frozen (thawed/drained)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated yellow peel)
Place blueberry jam and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine ingredients. Heat on low, only until heated through.
In a separate bowl, whisk (or stir) water and cornstarch until smooth and lump-free. Add to jam mixture in pan, stirring until well-combined. Cook on low heat until sauce has thickened slightly (a couple minutes), stirring occasionally. Once sauce thickens, remove pan from the heat; let sauce cool for 2-3 minutes.
Once sauce has cooled slightly, add blueberries and lemon zest. Stir gently, to incorporate these ingredients into the sauce. Let sauce cool to room temperature before serving.
Blueberry dessert sauce tastes wonderful as a topping for cheesecake, vanilla ice cream or pound cake. Recipe will yield about 12 servings (2 Tablespoons per serving). Leftover sauce can be covered and refrigerated for 3-4 days. Enjoy!
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