Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Homemade Blueberry Sauce is easy to make and the perfect topping for breakfast dishes and desserts! You can use fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries for this recipe, and the sauce comes out thick, sweet, and delicious. The perfect sauce for pancakes, French toast, cake, cheesecake, or anything that needs a punch of blueberry flavor!

Blueberry sauce in a glass jar.

Sometimes the only thing a dish needs is a delicious topping for the finishing touch. This homemade blueberry sauce is one of our favorites – it pairs perfectly with pancakes for a special breakfast or spoon it over a delicious cheesecake or lemon bundt cake for a fantastic dessert. Of course, these are just a few ideas! There are so many ways to use it.

It’s so easy to make and turns out perfectly every time. You don’t need to worry about a runny sauce – this blueberry sauce is thick and just bursting with fresh blueberries that are cooked until they’re soft and juicy.

The best part is you can make it all year long with fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries. Either way, it’s a simple sauce recipe and a great way to dress up your favorite recipes.

Blueberry sauce on vanilla ice cream in a white bowl.


  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Water
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Blueberries – if you use frozen blueberries, you don’t need to thaw them first.
Ingredients to make the sauce in small white bowls.

Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe

Whisk the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Stir in the water.

Mixing the dry and liquid in a silver pot.

Add the lemon juice, berries, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.

Adding the berries to the liquid before cooked.

Lower the heat to medium-low and cook the sauce while stirring until it’s thickened to your desired consistency. Be careful to continue stirring and watching the pot constantly after blueberries have been added so that they don’t burn.

The berries cooked until thickened.

Can you use other berries to make this sauce?

Yes, this recipe will work for strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Or do a mix of berries!

How to Store It

If you are not serving the blueberry sauce right away, let it cool to room temperature and then store it in an airtight container – a mason jar with a lid works great. It will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.

How to freeze Blueberry Sauce

Store it in a freezer safe bag or airtight container for 2-3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight when ready to use.

You can serve it cold or warm it up on the stove top or in the microwave before serving it.

The berry sauce in a glass jar with a wooden spoon.

Different Ways to Use It

This is the best blueberry sauce – not only easy to make but with the best flavor. It’s such an easy way to dress up your favorite dishes – Enjoy!

blueberry sauce on ice cream in a white bowl.

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Blueberry sauce on vanilla ice cream in a white bowl.

Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Rosemary Molloy
The best blueberry sauce for pancakes, French toast, cake, cheesecake, or anything that needs a punch of blueberry flavor! This is an easy fruit sauce recipe for so many dishes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 261 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • cups blueberries (fresh or frozen unthawed)


  • In a medium pot whisk together the sugar, starch and cinnamon, stir in the water and mix together, then add the lemon juice and blueberries bring to a boil over medium heat, lower the heat to medium/low and continue to cook stirring constantly until it thickens, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve over vanilla ice cream or as desired. Enjoy!


Be sure to watch and stir constantly so that the blueberries do not burn.
Store the blueberry sauce covered or in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge.
Place the cooled blueberry sauce in a freezer safe bag or airtight container, it will last for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight when ready to use.


Calories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 5gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blueberry sauce, easy blueberry sauce recipe, homemade berry sauce
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